Volunteer

A Hands-on historical experience

Connect with History

Volunteering at the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum and Learning Centre 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. 

SAMLC 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.

benefits

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Visitor Services

3-4hrs/day shifts, 7 days a week. 9am to 4pm

Greet visitors, Museum orientation, Guided tours, Admissions.

Public Programs - Education

2-3hrs/day, 2-3 days/week

Facilitators, Community and Children’s educational programming

Artifact Archivist / Exhibits / Library

3-5hrs/day,  2-3 days/week

Accepting, Documenting, Cataloguing and Organizing, Filing, Data Entry

Maintenance/Housekeeping

3-5hrs/day, 2-3 days/week

Custodial Cleaning, Dusting, Minor repair, Grounds maintenance

Special Events

Time allotment determined by the event.

Assist with event organizing, planning, setup, take-down. Sponsor contact.

Restoration - Fabrication

4-5hrs/day, 2-3 days/week

Projects vary. Metal work, carpentry, sanding, painting, upholstery, mechanical, electrical, 

Trades experience an asset, but not essential. 

Administration

3-4hrs/day shifts, Mon to Fri. 9am to 4pm

Front desk, Telephone, Special projects, Greet visitors, Data entry, Admissions.

Marketing

Weekly dependent by the area and project needs

Social Media, Promote the Museum, Grant researching.

Technical Support

Monthly based on system needs and projects require.

Graphic Design, Technical Support, Aviation Simulators, Audio Visual

Oral / Written History Production

Work jointly with archivists to present stories-history.

Apply to Volunteer

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

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!!

Important note:

A membership with the museum is a prerequisite when applying to become a volunteer. For volunteer consideration, please also complete a Membership Application and submit if not already a member

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.

Important: Change of Hours & New Entry to Museum

(Oct 1st to Apr 30th)

Open Wed to Sat,  9am to 4pm daily
Closed Sun, Mon & Tues

Pre-arranged Group Tours may be available upon request on closed days.

Entry

Effective August 1, 2020, the museum no longer has street-front access. Unfortunately, due to the economic impact of Covid-19, the museum has had to move all its activities to our unit at the rear of Hangar 5. The new entrance to the museum will be via the gate at the north side of the building. Signage with contact and entrance instructions is displayed. Please check back here for updates on our progress as we reorganize the museum. As always, contact us with any questions or to schedule a visit or a flight.