Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Gabriola Museum. There are many opportunities for volunteering – as a Director or Officer of the Board; as a member of one or more of the many committees; assisting the Archivist in the Archives or museum library; helping with seasonal maintenance of the Museum grounds; providing tours; organizing workshops; assisting children with Petroglyph rubbings, and many other opportunities.
You can also support the Museum by becoming a Member. Membership Forms are available below.
Museum Committees Include:
Acquisitions and Collections Committee: Working with the Archivist, members document, organize, and build the Museum’s collections of print and artifacts; acquire information relevant to Gabriola; and respond to genealogical and archival requests.
History Committee: Members respond to information requests from the public; write research articles; pursue projects of historic interest; and assist the Archivist and other Committees as necessary.
Education Committee: Members plan and organize public events and presentations, coordinate tours, school visits and workshops, as well as train volunteers.
Displays and Exhibits Committee: Members plan, prepare and produce the exhibits in the museum. This is a hands-on group who roll up their sleeves and indulge their creativity to bring Gabriola’s history alive.
Maintenance Committee: Members maintain the interior and exterior physical fabric of the building, and the grounds. They organize work bees, and don’t mind getting their hands dirty painting, landscaping, and repairing the Museum as needed.
Fundraising Committee: Members utilize various strategies to increase revenues for the Museum. Activities include holding raffles, organizing special events, and preparing and submitting grant applications.
Membership Committee: Members maintain an up-to-date register of all Gabriola Historical and Museum Society members, oversee annual membership renewals, and coordinate a membership blitz annually.