ROMKids

Many of our volunteers are former campers- you can grow up at the Museum!

ROMKids 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 like Summer Club, March Break Camp and Saturday Club, as well as our early learners program ROMKids Jr. Our programs seek enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers who love sharing the Museum with children and families.

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.

Johnson, a former volunteer and now instructor, teaches his 5 year old class about the Good Mother Lizard Maiasaura.

What do ROMKids 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
  • support the learning of childrens ages 2 to 16
  • learn more about Saturday ClubPD Day Camp, & ROMKids Jr!

During the 2015/2016 programming season, our 220+ volunteers contributed over 23,000 hours! Check out what our volunteers have to say about their experience with ROMKids HERE.  Interested in joining our team? See below!

Upcoming Opportunities

ROM Camp- Saturday Club & PD Day Camp

If you are responsible, enthusiastic and enjoy working with children, then we want you for ROM Camp!

What is ROM Camp? One of the city’s most creative and diverse camps for 78 years, we offer an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of our world-class museum. The ROM’s fascinating galleries, authentic artifacts and outstanding professional staff guarantee that our camp experience will be hard to beat!

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, October 5th, 2016. 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 ROM Camp works and what the role of a volunteer is, we are holding an orientation/information session on Saturday, October  8th, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. See you there!

ROMKids Jr

If you are responsible, enthusiastic and enjoy working with children, then we want you for our ECE program, ROMKids Jr!

What is ROMKids Jr? Based upon our strong commitment to early childhood education, ROMKids Jr offers an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of our world-class museum. The ROM’s fascinating galleries, authentic artifacts and outstanding professional staff guarantee that our ECE experience will be hard to beat!

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, October 5th, 2016. 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 ROMKids Jr works and what the role of a volunteer is, we are holding an orientation/information session on Saturday, October  8th, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. See you there!

Volunteer supervising children wearing a dinosaur headdresses.

More Information

  • ROMKids volunteer positions are ideal for high school and post secondary students, as well as those interested in a museum, science, art, history, 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!
  • Saturday Club and ROMKids Jr volunteer applications for the 2016/2017 year will go out in September.
  • ROM for the Holidays Camp volunteer applications will go up in October, and March Break Camp applications will go up in January 2017.
  • Summer Club 2017 volunteer applications will go up in April 2017.
  • Contact: Email: studio@rom.on.ca Phone: 416 586 8043
  • Email us to join our mailing list and get the latest updates on our volunteering opportunities!
  • Follow us on twitter @ROMKids and on tumblr at romkids.tumblr.com!