Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer positions at the Historical Society

Tell us what you like to do and when!
Commit to volunteering from 1 time a year or up to 1 time a week.
All help is welcome!

Museum Volunteer:             
Greets Museum visitors, provides general information about Lacombe, and guided tours of the Museums and/or Historic Downtown during festivals and special events.

Archives Volunteer:
Helps with archival and research projects being undertaken by the Museum. Currently these projects include researching WWI history in the Lacombe & County region, researching Dutch settlement in the Lacombe & County region, assisting with digitizing, documenting, and rehousing the archival photo collection.

Volunteer Blacksmith: 
Volunteers help maintain the Blacksmith Shop and provide Blacksmithing Demonstrations and tours for school groups, the general public, and at special events including: Canada Day July 1, Lacombe Days July 25-26,  Alberta Open Farm Days August 23-24, and the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival September 26-27. Volunteer Blacksmiths also make items for the historical society to sell as part of their fundraising activities. To maintain the shop, plan for theses events, and make items for sale, the Blacksmith Shop Committee usually meets once a month at the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop on the last weekend of the month. 

Special Events/Fundraisers:
The society will occasionally host a special event or fundraising activity for the Museums and needs volunteers to help at such occasions.

Maintenance:
Old buildings require constant maintenance as well as improvements, in addition to the hard work of installing new exhibits and moving artifacts in our spaces. Maintenance volunteers provide assistance with repairs and handy work around the Museums, and are able to do some heavy lifting!

Gardening:
The Museums are proud of their grounds and want to ensure that our spaces remain beautiful and clean. Gardening Volunteers assist with maintaining exterior landscaping at the Michener House Museum and Blacksmith Shop Museum from Spring to Fall.


VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET

(Please complete the form below)


Name__________________________________________________________________

Address________________________________________________________________

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Phone Number_______________________   E-mail_____________________________

Existing Member ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­  yes ______         no_______


Volunteer Position(s) interested in___________________________________________


Availability (Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends) ­_________________________________

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