National Volunteer Week

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National Volunteer Week 2016 | Volunteer Spotlight: Joe Moysiuk

Posted: April 11, 2016 - 17:05 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Man with goggles and a white helmet stands on a rocky mountaintop holding two pieces of fossilized rock. Bare trees and rocks are behind him, and a co-worker drills into a rock a few feet behind, and in the background is a range of sloping green mountains.

By: Peter Fenton

Joe Moysiuk is a volunteer in the ROM Invertebrate Palaeobiology team

National Volunteer Week 2016 | The Best Thing About ROM Camp

Posted: April 11, 2016 - 16:58 , by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
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Johnson, a former volunteer an now instructors, teaches his 5 year old class about the Good Mother Lizard Maiasaura.

By: Kiron Mukherjee, ROMKids Coordinator

When we receive our evaluation forms back at the end of every session of camp, our number one piece of positive feedback is not what you may think. 

National Volunteer Week 2016

Posted: April 11, 2016 - 16:51 , by Cheryl Blackman
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White text on purple background, celebrating National Volunteer Week from April 10 - 16.

Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week. The ROM is supported by a vibrant and passionate community of volunteers that contribute to making the Museum an exceptional place to visit.

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. 

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