Get Involved

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Get involved at the Peterborough Museum and Archives by making a donation, or learn about our volunteering opportunities.

Donations

Donations are always welcome, although may not always be accepted. In order to accept a donation to our permanent collection or archives, we must be able to store and exhibit the item according to institutional policies. We will appraise donated material using our Acquisitions Policy and Mandate criteria.

We will issue a tax receipt for any monetary donations totalling more than $25.

Volunteer

There are several opportunities to volunteer with us.

Students can contact us to set up a co-op, placement, or internship.

Youth may be interested in joining our Youth Leadership program. In this program, we give participants the training that prepares them for two weeks of placement in our summer discovery camp programs.

Adults wishing to volunteer with us are encouraged to apply for our docent program. A docent is a volunteer who is available to answer visitors' questions about an exhibition, and give informal tours.

We also have the Museum and Archives Advisory Committee that advises Council and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Division.

Museum renewal project

Did you know that we recently underwent a major facelift? We completed the museum renewal project in 2017, and included renovations to our public spaces, the building of an on-site storage facility, and environmental improvements to our main building.