Research and Collections

Volunteer at work inside one of the ROM's collection rooms.

There are over six million objects in this building collected over the last century and we continue to make new discovers that change how we see our communities and the world every day. Our staff manages these collections and uses them to conduct leading research that contributes to our understanding of the changing natural and cultural world. We now share these discoveries and collections with our visitors in new ways using technology, digital animation, interactive galleries and more programming and events than ever before. A limited number of volunteers will be able to join our curators, technicians, and associate partners in this exciting “behind-the-scenes” work.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities please send an e-mail to