Volunteer With Us

The Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre and the NWMP Barracks offer many special events each year which rely significantly on volunteer involvement.  Each event offers many opportunities for volunteers to have fun, share their skills and perhaps even to learn a new one.

For further information on current volunteering opportunities or to request a volunteer application form, please email Kyle Hanna at programs@cmags.org.

Special Events Volunteer Opportunities – Calendar

Follow this link for a list of special events that are available for volunteers to participate in.

Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

The Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre and the NWMP Barracks have year-round volunteer positions available. Below is a brief description of each position.

Museum & Gift Shop Volunteer:  This volunteer will assist in various tasks including but not limited to:  greeting all visitors to the museum, general cash register work, cleaning and tidying of the Gift Shop, recording visitor attendance and answering telephone calls.  Occasional office duties may be required including photocopying and mailing.  This position provides a wonderful opportunity to interact with the public and to learn about Canmore and its history! Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday 12-5 pm and Saturday/Sunday 11am to 5pm.

NWMP Barracks Volunteer/Tour Guide This volunteer will have various duties including but not limited to: opening and closing the Barracks, greeting visitors and answering questions, keeping visitor counts, handling cash, and tidying and caring for the Barracks.  This volunteer has opportunities to learn about and pass on information about the historic NWMP Barracks to visitors and to provide brief tours of the building.  This position is a great social opportunity! Volunteers are needed year-round.  In the winter the NWMP Barracks is staffed by volunteers Friday – Monday 1pm to 4pm.  In the summer volunteers open the Barracks Mondays and Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm.  (A summer student is usually hired to staff the Barracks Wednesdays through Sundays 10am to 5pm.)

School Programs Volunteer: This volunteer will assist with the running of our school programs, offered to grades K-7.   Topics include:  rocks and minerals, planet Earth, history of the NWMP, Canmore’s history and coal mining.  We also offer guided hikes at Grassi Lakes in the spring and fall.  Volunteers are needed year round Monday to Friday – times will vary.