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.

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. 

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

Reception: Provide the “welcoming face of the Museum. Computer and strong communication skills with office/retail experience an asset. Training and coaching support provided. Aviation knowledge not required.
Interpreter/Tour Guide:
Engage visitors by sharing the museum’s aviation history through discussion, demonstrations and tours. Have good communication skills and ability to learn and retain a lot of information. Capable to command attention, project your voice across larger tour groups. Training and coaching support provided. Aviation knowledge not required.

Public Programs - Education

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

Facilitators, community and children’s educational programming to school aged visitors. Having skills related to or have educational background experience in a strong asset.

Artifact Archivist / Exhibits / Library

3-5hrs/day,  2-3 days/week

A few hours a week would help! Essential area of work accepting artifacts, documenting, cataloguing, organizing, filing and data entry the collections of the museum.

Maintenance & Housekeeping

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

Multiple positions available:
Housekeeping: Custodial duties such as floors, dusting and cleaning the museum.
Exhibits: Cleaning and dusting artifacts and exhibits.
Grounds: Summer (cut grass/weed control). Winter (snow removal/sidewalks/entrances)
Building: Interior and exterior maintenance & repair. Trades experience is an asset. (Carpentry, sanding, painting, upholstery, plumbing, mechanical, electrical)

Special Events

Time allotment determined by the event.

Volunteers participate in the delivery of on-sight and off-sight events. Examples: Summertime Friday BBQ Lunch, Aviation Days, Museums Flight Program, Raffle Tickets at the Museum, Fund Raising Activities, and other events.

Restoration - Fabrication

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

Restorations Technician: Disassemble, clean, restore, repair and reassemble as well as fabricate aircraft structure, using techniques both modern and consistent with the age of the aircraft and techniques used at that time. Having AME experience is a strong asset.
Restorations Assistant is to provide support in the capacity of general labor duties in the restorations shop, on the museum gallery floor and other areas as needed. Trades experience is an asset or other skill sets of training (Carpentry, sanding, painting, aircraft fabric covering, mechanical, electrical)

Children’s Programming

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

Children’s Program volunteers develop programs for children under the age of and or assist the education staff with hands-on programming for children. This may include Summer Aviation Day Camp, or other customized children’s programs.

Marketing

Weekly dependent by the area and project needs

Social Media Coordinator responsible for promoting museums footprint in digital media, website content and electronic communications. Fundraising.

Technical Support

Monthly based on system needs and projects require.

Graphic Design, Technical Support, Aviation Simulators and Audio Visual.

Oral / Written History Production

Research and create stories of the artifacts history. Consider “the object with a story and a history” more intriguing than the object without information.

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.