Museums conjure up many images, mostly involving displays of objects. But the real lifeblood of a museum is not only in the things it collects. The lifeblood of a museum is the people who immerse their time and talents in the work of the museum.
At the Western Development Museum, along with a handful of dedicated staff, museum work is accomplished by thousands of extra hands. The hands belong to over 1,000 volunteers who generously support Saskatchewan heritage every day, every year.
Thank-you to all of our volunteers for all of the time and talent they dedicate in helping make us a living and vibrant Museum!
Volunteering has many benefits to the community – and many benefits to the person doing the volunteering!
Check out what a few volunteers have to say about volunteering at the WDM:
- “Everyone has a role to play at the Museum and that the knowledge our volunteers have is irreplaceable.” – WDM Volunteer Stan Mills, 2023
- “It’s the camaraderie of being with others who have similar interests. It’s not just the volunteering but the friends you make.” – WDM Volunteers Elaine and Louis Lahosky, 2023
- “I’d be there every day if I lived closer.” – WDM Volunteer Len McDonald, 2023
- “Keep[s] my brain active and I get a sense of accomplishment.” – WDM Volunteers Linda and Randall Simpson, 2023
- “[We’re] looking forward to the future… to explore opportunities for more community outreach.” – Women’s Auxiliary at WDM Saskatoon, 2023
How to Volunteer
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