ROMKids

Volunteer supervising children wearing a dinosaur headdresses.

ROMKids and Family Programs uses hands-on learning to highlight our amazing collection and cutting-edge research, takes a multi-disciplinary approach to programming, and works to connect children and their families to the exciting life-long learning available through our camps and public programming. Our programs seek enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers who love sharing the Museum with children and families.

Our volunteers help prepare materials, facilitate children's activities, provide excellent service, and help supervise children. Through this experience volunteers are exposed to many subject areas and experts, allowing them to learn about the various careers available in science, history, education, art, and museums.

During the 2013/2014 programming season, our 327 volunteers contributed over 28,000 hours! Check out what our volunteers have to say about their experience with ROMKids HERE.  Interested in joining our team? See below!

Upcoming Opportunities

If you are responsible, enthusiastic and enjoy working with children, then we want you for Summer Club!
One of the city’s most creative and diverse summer camps for 73 years, we offer an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of a world-class museum. The ROM’s fascinating galleries, authentic artifacts and outstanding professional staff guarantee that your camp experience will be hard to beat.
Learning about GIANT Ice Age animals!

What do Summer Club volunteers do?
Volunteers act as assistants to the course instructors. Some of the ways they help are by:

  • preparing material for activities
  • facilitating children's activities
  • helping with clean-up after activities
  • assisting in escorting children through the Museum and on field trips
  • providing supervision during breaks

How do I Apply?
Simply fill out the following form and return it by mail, e-mail or in person no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015. Forms received after this date will not be processed and you will not be eligible to volunteer for the session. To provide everyone with a clear idea of how Summer Club works and what the role of a volunteer is, we are holding an orientation/information session on Sunday, June  7th, from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Attendance is mandatory; you will not be contacted inviting you to the orientation. Only those who attend orientation will be considered for a position.  Meet at the Staff Entrance on the south side of the Museum no earlier than 10:15 AM (between the ROM and the Planetarium). More information in the application

Find the Summer Club 2015 volunteer application HERE!

More Information

  • ROMKids volunteer positions are ideal for high school and post secondary students, as well as those interested in a museum, history, science or education based career.
  • Please note that while we do accept volunteers we do not accept co-ops, placements or interns at this time.
  • For more information on our programs, click HERE!
  • Contact: Email: studio@rom.on.ca Phone: 416 586 8043
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