A Hands-on historical experience

Connect with History

Volunteering at the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum helps to offer the community a unique glimpse of historical importance from the artifacts amassed in the museum as an historical education program for all. 

SAM is very fortunate to have a committed group of volunteers who offer their career skills, experience and talents to the museum on a daily basis. Thanks to their dedication we are able to offer an unique experience to visitors, deliver educational programming to all ages, and maintain archival and artifact collections for future generations to enjoy. 

Volunteers are integral to the day-to-day operations and without them we could not be where we are today. Whether you’re a student, employed or retired we have a variety of opportunities that will satisfy your interests and your schedule. An opportunity to work with a unique collection alongside other like-minded individuals and flexible scheduling.

To volunteer, a membership is required. 

To become a volunteer with the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum, an annual membership is required prior to being considered and be maintained in good standing

Volunteer Highlights

  • Time commitments are flexible based on availability.
  • Responsibilities are scheduled during the museum’s hours open to public.
  • Work as little as a half-day per week (3-4hrs), two days per month or even a full day shift is optional.
  • A minimum commitment of 25 hours per year is appreciated to help us manage needs. 


We support and encourage volunteer engagement and offer many benefits to our member volunteers including: unlimited free admission to the museum, select special events, discounts in our gift shop, as well programs offered by the museum.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Training and coaching support is provided.

Aviation knowledge not necessarily required in some areas.


Aircraft Operations:

  • Pilots to be Pilots-in-Command (PIC) of the 1942 DH 82C Tiger Moth
  • Commercial Pilots with valid medical interested are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume for review.
  • Contact Executive Director for pilot qualifications and requirements

Ground Crew – Ramp/Apron Support:

  • Provide aircraft, pilot support, visitor safety, passenger assistance and directions.


Reception and Gift Shop

  • Provide the “welcoming face” of the Museum and a readiness to “help”. Assist with gift shop.

Tour Guide:

  • Engage visitors by sharing the museum’s aviation history through discussion, demonstrations and tours.
  • Aviation knowledge not essential, but is an asset. Training and coaching provided.


Restoration Technicians

  • Assist with vintage aircraft using techniques both modern and during the era of the aircraft times.
  • Aviation knowledge helpful, but an asset.

Restoration Assistant

  • Provide support of general labor in restorations shop, displays and other areas as needed.
  • General maintenance experience helpful or skill sets.


Housekeeping / Custodial

  • General custodial cleaning duties (floors, dusting, cleaning), exhibits and aircraft in hangar.


  • Summer – Maintain yard, cut grass, weed control approximately every other week, or as needed.
  • Winter – Clear snow from sidewalk and walkway to entrances after each snowfall.


  • Facility interior and exterior maintenance and repair as required.


Theory of Flight Program

  • Facilitate, instruct and assist with community educational programming to school-aged visitors for grades 6 & 10. Training and coaching support provided.
  • Good communication and skills related to an educational background experience is an asset.

Children’s Programming

  • Assist with and/or develop and implement programs for younger children under ages 6-12
  • Training and coaching supported.


Collections Manager Helpers – Assistant

  • Are you interested in history? If you are willing to learn how to look after artifacts and prepare them for display, we can use your help!
  • Acceptance, researching of artifacts, documenting, cataloguing, organizing, filing, data entry and displaying
  • Help share people’s stories, their experience, their voice, understanding the what and why.


  • Hospitality event planning, assisting coordinating events (ie; Aviation Days, Fundraisers)
  • Help with major events (seasonal) delivery of on-sight and off-sight events.
  • Examples: May to Oct BBQ Burger Fridays, Aviation Days, Fund Raising, and other events.


  • Assist with promoting museums footprint in digital-social media, website updates and general advertising.

Volunteer Application Process

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum.

Upon receiving your volunteer application, a membership designate will contact you to arrange a time to meet in person. A tour of the facility will be provided with behind the scenes museum operations and to discuss how your interest, skill-set and experience can be best utilized by the Museum. We’ll be in touch!!

To become a volunteer with the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum, an annual membership is required prior to being considered and be maintained in good standing


I, as a member in good standing wish to volunteer my services to the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum Inc. located at 5 Hangar Road (John G. Diefenbaker International Airport) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7L 5X4.

I, hereby, execute this certificate to Saskatchewan Aviation Museum Inc. for the express purpose of stating that any and all services performed by me, on behalf of the Museum, are entirely voluntary and gratuitous. I specifically decline any payment or other reimbursement for any such service and will not, at any time in the future, make any claim upon the museum for any such services performed by me.
I will act, dress and perform all duties in a professional manner. I understand that, as a volunteer, I am expected to be diplomatic in all dealings with the public as well as other volunteers and staff. I agree to work my schedule and attend any training sessions that are required. In addition, I will give timely notice of any expected absence and inform the Volunteer Coordinator of any changes in my address and/or phone number.

I understand the necessity to adhere with all aspects of the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum Safety Programs, industrial and administrative. I will wear protective clothing and use protective equipment, as required, to do any task safely.

I further agree to hold the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum Inc. harmless from any damage or injury to my property or person which may result from my own negligent while engaged as a volunteer on behalf of the Museum, and to release the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum Inc. from any liability for injury or damage to my person or property which may result from my services in this capacity.

I have read and understand this Agreement and Code of Conduct and confirm I am in agreement as a volunteer of the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum.

How to Find us

Our museum is NOT accessible from the main airport terminal, but at the following address:

5 Hangar Road, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5X4

Hangar Road is accessed via 47th Street from Avenue C North (turning opposite the RCAF Memorial Park parking lot), or from Wheaten Avenue off of 45th Street West.