Volunteer at the Museum of Health Care

Unique Volunteer Opportunity – The Museum of Health Care is Recruiting Museum Docents!

Do you have a passion for history & science? Are you an enthusiastic person who loves teaching and working with children?

Duties include:

  • Delivering hands-on, curriculum-linked education programs for schools, large groups, and families
  • Conducting guided tours of the Museum’s galleries
  • Engaging in continuous learning about health care history and museum interpretation
  • Participating in introductory training (includes study of interpretive program delivery materials and observing fellow docents to gain knowledge and skills)
  • Reporting program feedback and identifying potential program improvements
  • Answering visitor questions about Museum exhibits, and the Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site
  • Assisting with other Museum programs as time permits


Time commitment:

  • Docents are added to an on-call contact list and * notified as school/family program bookings are received. A volunteer schedule will be worked out at the mutual convenience of the Docent and Museum staff (docents are not expected to volunteer for every program booking received).

Volunteer benefits:

  • Share existing skills and develop new ones
  • Receive invitations to Museum exhibition openings, social gatherings, and special events
  • Receive invitations to special volunteer recognition events, including the annual Volunteer Luncheon
  • Letter of reference (after 4-6 months of service)
  • Work with knowledgeable & appreciative staff members who value the work of volunteers!

How to apply:

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to museum@kgh.kari.net or mail it to the following address:
    Museum of Health Care at Kingston,
    Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site,
    32 George Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 2V7


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