Malaspina Galleries c. 1920


Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Museum

It’s easy for you to get involved!

  • Be a Director or Officer of the Board
  • Serve on one or more of the many committees below
  • Assist the Archivist in the archives or museum library
  • Help with seasonal maintenance of the Museum grounds
  • Provide tours
  • Organize workshops
  • And many others possibilities

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The Standing Committees support the Museum’s exhibits, events and programs.
All committees include members of the Board of Directors and volunteer members.

Acquisitions and Collections

Acquires, organizes and builds the Museum’s collections of documents and artifacts, acquires information relevant to Gabriola and responds to genealogical and archival requests from the public and researchers.

Education / Programs

Plans and organizes educational programs, public events and presentations, and coordinates tours, school visits and workshops.


Plans and organizes annual events such as Opening Day for the Museum and National Indigenous Peoples Day.


Designs, prepares and produces Museum exhibits. This hands-on group rolls up its sleeves and indulges its creativity to bring Gabriola’s history alive.


Uses various strategies to increase revenues for the Museum.  Activities include holding raffles, organizing special events and preparing and submitting grant applications.

History and Presentations

Plans and organizes presentations for the public, writes research articles and books for publication, pursues projects of historic interest and assists the Archivist and other Committees as necessary.


Maintains the interior and exterior of the building and the grounds, including cleaning, painting, landscaping and repairing the Museum as needed.

Truth and Reconciliation

Fosters education and cultural awareness of the rich thousands of years of Indigenous history through the Museum’s Indigenous collection of artifacts, history and exhibits as well as through presentations, workshops and other events. The Committee considers the effects of colonization on Indigenous/Canadian relations over the past 200 years.