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The Parksville Museum is looking for volunteers!

Volunteers work individually or in groups, performing a variety of duties throughout the museum and it's special events. The Parksville Museum is open to the public seven days a week, 10:00am to 4:30pm, and volunteers are utilized at all times. There are two volunteer categories: Volunteers who work with the public and Volunteers who work out of public view.

Volunteers who Work With the Public

Volunteers who work with the public conduct tours of the heritage buildings, reception, engage students through hands-on learning and act as explainers in the Englishman River Building . Apply now to make a real difference in the lives of others and to meet other volunteers who are also passionate about pioneer history of Parksville and its artifacts that tell a story.

Volunteers who Work Out of Public View

Volunteers who work out of the public view offer a wide range of essential services in the administrative and marketing department. These volunteers work side-by-side with the collections manager in our research department, gardening or within marketing. Skills generally required are organizational and administrative in nature and might include providing computer and clerical services, cataloging of new and rare household objects, or labeling of specimens and clothing in the collections.

Volunteers are Members of the Parksville and District Historical Society who choose to give of their time, without pay, to work for the Parksville Museum. 

Everybody who is interested in Volunteering is encouraged to view our Volunteer Policy, submit an Application and become involved.

Not a member, not a problem. Just complete a Membership Application and you will be on your way to some interesting experiences.

Appropriate training is provided.


Fall/Winter Hours

The burr and windy season operational hours are now in effect.

Buildings open by appointment only and during special events and workshops. This may change in the near future to open one day a week and special events and workshops. Grounds are always open even if gate closed.

Please expect delays in responding to emails and phone messages.

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