ROMKids

ROM kids volunteers explore the Dinosaur Gallery.

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 2018/2019 programming season, our 200+ volunteers contributed over 24,000 hours! Check out what our volunteers have to say about their experience with ROMKids HERE.  Interested in joining our team? See below!

Upcoming Opportunities

Volunteers Needed!

Summer Club 2022
If you are responsible, enthusiastic and enjoy working with children, then we want you!

What is Summer Club? One of the city’s most creative and diverse camps for 80 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.

What do Summer Club 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

At the completion of the program, volunteers will be provided a service letter indicating the amount of hours volunteered. Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older as of December 31st, 2022.

How do I Apply?
Simply fill out the following form and return by e-mail no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022. 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, June 11th, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Attendance is mandatory; you will not be contacted inviting you to the orientation. Only those who attend orientation will be considered for a position.  Meet at the Staff Entrance on the south side of the Museum no earlier than 9:45 AM (between the Museum and the Planetarium).

What to know before I apply?

In order to keep all staff, volunteers, and visitors safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Museum is operating under the following parameters:

  • Consistent with ROM’s vaccination policy, all staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be provided to enter the Museum. Your vaccine certificate must be shown at orientation to enter the building and submitted to ROMKids upon acceptance to the program.
  • All staff are required to wear a face mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin.

More information can be found here. If you have any questions please get in touch with us at studio@rom.on.ca.

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, placements, or internship with ROMKids please email studio@rom.on.ca directly. 
  • For more information on our programs, click HERE!
  • Summer Club 2022 volunteer applications are TBD. Check back back in May 2022.
  • 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!

Authored by: Cheryl Fraser