Public Programs

Volunteer shows a Hadrosaur to interested onlookers.

Our programs such as ROM for the Holidays, March Break, Family Fundays, and Friday Night Live are just some of the exciting, engaging and surprising events we have to offer. While working with ROM Curatorial and Research, and external parnters, Program Volunteers will get to learn from the best in the field and gain valuable experience. A great deal of volunteer support is required to successfully run these programs, we would love your help!

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities other than those listed below, please send an e-mail to

Seeking Gallery Volunteers for March Break at the ROM!

ROM Festival Programs seeks enthusiastic, responsible, dedicated volunteers who love to work with people as part of a team. This volunteer position (March 10 - March 18, 2018) is ideal for high school and postsecondary students, and anyone interested in museums, history, science, culture, family programming, and events.



  • Be a part of fun and exciting events!
  • Develop skills in working with the public
  • Learn about science and culture
  • Improve your public speaking skills
  • Gain experience in festival programming
  • Network with peers and ROM staff
  • Work with exciting external partners
  • Earn high school volunteer hours
  • Assist visitors in finding their way through the ROM’s incredible galleries
  • Prepare materials for activities
  • Help manage the flow of visitors through activities and gallery spaces
  • Engage with visitors in interactive gallery spaces and special activities
  • Help with cleanup at the end of each day

Learn more about the ROM for the Holidiays activities by clicking here.

The ROM Festival Programs team is seeking volunteers for both daytime (10:30AM–3:30PM) and evening (3:00–7:00PM) shifts, March 10 - 18, 2018. 


You can apply to join the ROM Festival Programs team as a volunteer in just a few steps:

  1. Complete and submit the application form.
  2. Have two references complete and submit the reference form. Friends, parents, and other family members are not suitable references. Teachers, coaches, and previous employers are examples of appropriate references.

All required forms are available here: Volunteer Application Form

Application forms and references are due at 5:00PM on Friday, March. 2, 2017, and will be accepted by email to (preferred; either printed and scanned, or completed electronically).

Please note that a complete application and a positive review at orientation are required to obtain a volunteer position. If you are not accepted as a volunteer for this event, your application will be kept on file and you will be notified of future opportunities.