Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society

A window into the past

Our Volunteer Opportunities

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society was formed as a group of concerned citizens who wanted to ensure that the history of the Uxbridge Township was not lost and the memory of the past was maintained. In 1971, they founded the Museum and it has grown to it’s current status. The Society’s mandate has expanded to support the Museum from both a fundraising and volunteer basis.

We support the Museum Curator to help with the functions of the Museusm – from physical operations to administrative. As a result, there are numerous types of roles for all people from high school students looking for volunteer hours to retired people wanting to stay active.

SOME ACTIVITIES FOR VOLUNTEERS

MUSEUM MAINTENANCE:

Maintenance – a multitude of small individual jobs are always needing to be done

– historic buildings are in need of being spruced up

Assist helping keep the 10 historic buildings and the implements in good order

GARDENING:

Gardening – herb garden, flower gardens, general yard work awaits a green thumb. A fully stocked garden shed is available with the proper tools.

TEEN VOLUNTEERS:

We can sign for volunteer hours and have many jobs for teens.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD MEMBERS:

Become a Board Member and help a registered Canadian Charity function. Our Board has the following roles: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Director, Fundraising Director, Heritage Day Director.

You can also become a Director at Large and suggest where you can help. We meet monthly for 2 hours (7 – 9 pm) and form necessary sub committees to organize the planning and work.

PUBLIC EVENTS – HERITAGE DAY, REV IT UP CAR SHOW:

 Help us plan these events or provide help on the day of the event. Offer to bake your specialty, or to co-ordinate hospitality for upcoming events

MUSEUM STAFF ASSISTANCE:

Cataloguing – researching, housing & cataloguing museum artifacts and/or archival records

Education – there is lots to be done creating & delivering educational programs to children

Special Events – help with the Fall Festival, Heritage Day, adult workshops or other upcoming events

We offer a full training program provide direction. You will have the opportunity to learn something new every day. You will meet a whole range of interesting people of all ages and from all backgrounds. You will make new friends and learn about Uxbridge’s history while helping us to keep it alive for the future.

Remember, volunteer-work is now treated with the same respect as paid-work on resumes!

If you would like to like more information please contact us at volunteers@ushs.ca or call 416 209 2354. You can also drop in to the Museum to speak with the Curator.