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A Family's Gift Inspired by a Mother's Dedication

Posted: September 8, 2016 - 08:00 , by Brittany Budani
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A wooden chair with a black and white pattern cushion

For the past 40 years, the ROM has been Barbara Chisholm’s main volunteer endeavour. She has guided thousands of visitors through the Museum, sharing her love of decorative arts and European history with the public, a delight to all those with the good fortune to experience her lively and engaging storytelling.

International Volunteer Managers Day: Thank You, ROM Volunteer Managers!

Posted: November 5, 2015 - 10:25 , by Mark Engstrom
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ROM Volunteer helps children try on armour during March Break 2015

November 5, 2015 marks International Volunteer Managers Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate the dedicated and hardworking staff who mobilize and support volunteers around the world. This year’s theme is “Volunteer Managers: the power behind superhero volunteers.” Indeed, behind every great team of volunteers is a Manager who ensures that they reach their full potential.

International Volunteer Managers Day: Meet Ann Macpherson

Posted: November 5, 2015 - 10:12 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Volunteers help kids dig for dinosaur bones in the Hands-On Galleries at the ROM

Behind every great team of volunteers is a Volunteer Manager who ensures that their team reaches their full potential. In honour of International Volunteer Managers Day this November 5th, the ROM turns the spotlight on some of the staff who activate our many fun and exciting volunteer programs.

Meet Ann Macpherson, Assistant Coordinator, Hands-on Galleries. Ann has been managing volunteers for approximately 11 years now. She currently works with more than 200 volunteers within the Hands-On Galleries.

International Volunteer Managers Day: Meet Mark Peck

Posted: November 5, 2015 - 10:09 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Mark Peck, Ornithology Technician

Behind every great team of volunteers is a Volunteer Manager who ensures that their team reaches their full potential. In honour of International Volunteer Managers Day this November 5th, the ROM turns the spotlight on some of the staff who activate our many fun and exciting volunteer programs.

National Volunteer Week | Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca Beayni

Posted: April 17, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
Rebecca at the Hands-on Biodiversity & Discovery Galleries

How can a museum volunteer change the way we view the world? This National Volunteer Week, we invite you to meet Rebecca Beayni, a volunteer in the Hands-on Biodiversity & Discovery Galleries, who was recognized for her contribution to the museum at the 2014 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards.

National Volunteer Week | Volunteer Spotlight: Helen Hatton

Posted: April 15, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
Helen Hatton with wooden dinosaurs in Mexico

After one of her shifts at the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery, ROM volunteer Helen Hatton said to her husband, “Honey, do you want to hear about the sex life of hissing cockroaches?” Her husband, whom Helen describes as “a delightful retired geek,” calmly replied, “Let’s have a drink first.”

He later observed that Helen and her colleagues at the ROM were all “a bit around the bend.” “He’s right,” Helen admits. “And that’s what I love!”

National Volunteer Week | Volunteers cataloguing backyard biodiversity

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 10:00 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
A young participant holds up a spotted salamander in their hands for closer inspection. Photo by Tallie Garey.

Volunteers at the Royal Ontario Museum are an integral element throughout our galleries and supporting a wide variety of our public programs throughout the year, including holiday programming, ROMKids camps, Sleepovers, and more!

But this National Volunteer Week, we also want to recognize, and sincerely thank, the host of volunteers who come from all across Ontario to support a major community program of which the ROM is an important partner: the Ontario Bioblitz.

National Volunteer Week: Thank You, ROM Volunteers!

Posted: April 12, 2015 - 10:00 , by Mark Engstrom

This week marks National Volunteer Week, an annual event that recognizes and celebrates the important contributions that volunteers make each day in Canada and around the globe. Volunteer Canada says volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effects have both a direct impact and far-reaching ripples that improve our communities. At the ROM, we are proud to celebrate the incredible volunteers who help the Museum build community, nurture discovery, and create a superb experience for our visitors.

National Volunteer Week: ROMkids

Posted: April 12, 2014 - 10:33 , by Amanda Girgis
Woman standing in the Dinosaur Gallery.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week 2014, we interviewed ROMkids volunteers to learn more about what they do and why they do it.