ROM kids volunteers explore the Dinosaur Gallery.

What is ROMKids Camp? One of the city’s most creative and diverse camps for over 85 years, we offer an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of our world-class museum. ROM’s fascinating galleries, authentic artifacts and outstanding professional staff guarantee that our camp experience will be hard to beat.

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.

A group of kids learn about dinosaur fossils

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 children ages 2 to 16
  • learn more about Saturday ClubPD Day Camp, & ROMKids Jr!

During the 2023/2024 programming season, our 250+ volunteers contributed over 18,000 hours+! Check out what our volunteers have to say about their experience with ROMKids HERE.  Interested in joining our team? See below!

Volunteers Needed!

If you are responsible, enthusiastic and enjoy working with children, then we want you! See below for current opportunities!

Summer Club 2024

Summer Club Application

Orientation takes place on Saturday, June 8th, 2024. More information in application.

ROM Camp for the 2024/2025 school year
Applications will go up in the late Summer/early Fall.

Volunteer working with children in a classroom

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.
  • If you are interested in doing your co-op, placement, or internship with ROMKids please email directly. 
  • For more information on our programs, click HERE!
  • Contact: Email (preferred): Phone: 416 586 8043
  • Email us to join our mailing list and get the latest updates on our volunteering opportunities! 

Authored by: Cheryl Fraser