WDM SALUTES VOLUNTEERS DURING NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK
The WDM is Saskatchewan-inspired, and one of the most inspirational parts of the Museum is our volunteer team. They educate the next generation, make ice cream by hand, send messages by Morse code, operate the province’s only working steam locomotive, share their crafting skills, preserve artifacts and so much more.
April 24 – 30 is National Volunteer Week, a week to celebrate the contributions of volunteers across Canada. The WDM is fortunate to have over 800 hard-working, dedicated volunteers that we count on to help bring our Galleries and programs to life. Over the past two years, the WDM has missed the energy volunteers bring to the Museum. In 2022, we look forward to welcoming them home and getting back to keeping Saskatchewan’s history alive.
“As volunteers, you may not realize the impact you have. It’s more than just giving time. The organization, Volunteer Canada, noted, “Volunteering – putting empathy into action, can build communities where people feel happier, healthier, and more welcome – creating a stronger, more connected Canada.” Thank you for all you do to make the WDM, your community and your country, a better place.”
-Corinne Daelick, Director of Museum Education
“Even when in-person volunteering was paused during the pandemic, WDM volunteers kept in touch, checked in on happenings at the Museum and on how staff were doing. Some even bravely tackled the new challenges that came with virtual volunteering. And in almost every email and phone call, they told me how they couldn’t wait to be back in the Museum. Thank you to all WDM volunteers for inspiring us with your passion and dedication to sharing Saskatchewan’s histories with the world.”
– Kristine Flynn, Programs and Volunteer Administration
The WDM Board of Directors, management and staff are grateful for the dedication and passion of all our volunteers. Thank you for all you do for the Museum.