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Volunteering at the Canadian War Museum

The mission of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum is to provide the public with a better understanding of its collective heritage, history and diversity of cultures. Our Museums, with their three million artifacts, magnificent exhibitions, display of exceptional architecture of their buildings, vast collections and interpretive programs, can provide you with an interesting, worthwhile and gratifying opportunity.

If you enjoy working with people and are looking to undertake a new activity, to either share your knowledge, expertise and experience or to be a witness to history, join our team and seize the opportunity to become a volunteer in Canada’s two most prestigious and visited national museums.

As a volunteer at the Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War Museum you will:

  • Experience wonderful and enriching opportunities,
  • Be fulfilled with a great sense of achievement and personal growth,
  • Be involved in a variety of tasks and projects, and
  • Contribute to the enhancement and excellence of two museums that are recognized on the national and international level.

Although we currently have a large number of applications on file and the demand exceeds our ability to offer volunteer opportunities at this time, please feel free to send us your completed Volunteer Application Form, which can be downloaded from our website:

Volunteer Application Form (PDF file, 114 Kb)

We will gladly keep it on file for a period of 6 months and will communicate with you in the event that projects become available or additional assistance is required.

Your understanding is very much appreciated, and we thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum.

Volunteer Services
Canadian Museum of History / Canadian War Museum
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8

For further information, please call the Volunteer Centre at 819-776-7011 or e-mail zoi.coucopoulos@warmuseum.ca

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa (ON) K1A 0M8
Toll-Free: 1 (800) 555-5621
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