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!

ROMKids Camp 2022/2023

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

What is ROMKids Camp?One of the city’s most creative and diverse camps for over 80 years, we offer an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of our world-class museum. The ROM’s fascinating galleries, authentic artifacts and outstanding professional staff guarantee that our camp experience will be hard to beat.

What do ROMKids Camp 2022/2023 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

Volunteers can apply for our Saturday Club program, PA Day Camp program, or both, throughout the 2022/2023 school year.

At the completion of the program, volunteers will be provided a service letter indicating the amount of hours volunteered. 

How do I Apply?
Simply fill out the following form and return by e-mail no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5th, 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, October 8th, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 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 12:35 PM (between the Museum and the Planetarium).

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!
  • Holiday Camp and March Break Camp volunteer applications will go live mid-Fall.
  • Summer Club 2023 volunteer applications will go live in Spring 2023. 
  • 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