Support the Oakville Museum

Donations

We are grateful for the tremendous support of individual and corporate donors who share our interest in Oakville’s heritage and culture. Thank you for helping us provide unique educational experiences. To discuss how your contribution can make a difference please call 905-338-4400.

Artifact donations

To improve accessibility to the collection, strengthen existing resources and continue to care for the collection in a responsible manner, a temporary moratorium has been implemented on artifact donations. We thank you for considering the donation of artifacts. Museum staff cannot, under any circumstances, accept unsolicited artifacts. If you have an object that you feel is an integral piece of Oakville's history, please contact Carolyn Cross at 905-845-6601, ext. 5020 or carolyn.cross@oakville.ca.

Volunteer opportunities

For information about volunteer opportunities at the museum, please contact Susan Crane at 905-845-6601, ext. 5019 or susan.crane@oakville.ca.

Oakville Museum Volunteer Application Form (pdf, 44 kB)

Student volunteer opportunities

Do you have experience working with children and the public? Are you interested in historic sites? Student volunteers assist museum staff with school-age programs, special workshops and events. This program is a great way to gain valuable work experience, meet new people and contribute to the community.

Hours available:

Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Time commitment:

Special events and workshops: one day (3 to 8 hours)
March Break programs: minimum two day commitment (8 hours per day)
Summer Camp programs: minimum of five consecutive days (8 hours per day)

Prerequisites:

Prior to volunteering at the museum, students are required to undergo security clearance and vulnerable sector screening. Details on obtaining these security clearances are available at your local police station or on the Halton Regional Police Service site. Candidates must also complete the application form and complete an interview with museum staff.

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