Through the hours they invest, volunteers leave a legacy for the future.

Volunteers empower museums to preserve and present heritage. At Kelowna Museums Society, over 100 volunteers are at work every year.

Volunteers welcome guests at the front desks of our 3 museums, or serve as hosts at special events. Some work with historical materials, conduct research, catalogue collections, and clean objects. Others participate in exhibition creation or family programs.

Volunteers with particular knowledge or abilities get the satisfaction of applying their skills to meaningful projects. These volunteers include people with traditional skills, model railway or radio hobbyists, carpenters, artists, writers, photographers, videographers, and even apiarists!

Docents are specially trained volunteers who assist with museum tours and education programming. Kelowna Museums docents are required to participate in orientation and training sessions where they learn to lead dynamic and engaging educational programs.

People with a particular interest in military history, local sports, and Okanagan’s fruit and wine industries enjoy mobilizing that knowledge in museum projects. Between the Okanagan Heritage Museum, Okanagan Military Museum, Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, and Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum, Kelowna Museums Society presents topics that speak to a wide range of interests.

Want to learn more? Contact the Museums Services Coordinator at 250-763-2417, or info@kelownamuseums.ca.

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Discover the culture and heritage of the Okanagan by exploring your Kelowna Museums.