There are many ways to volunteer with our organization. Volunteer hours can be as few or as many as you are able to provide. All volunteers must be members of the Prince Albert Historical Society (PAHS). Volunteer roles within our organization include working with photos, documents and other artefacts, completing data entry tasks, preparing museum displays, public speaking through presentations, tours and outreach programs, and more.
Examples of volunteer opportunities include working at special events, delivering presentations, completing archival and collections work, or sitting on the Board of Directors. Orientation and training is provided for all roles.
- Special Events: Volunteer to work at the Historical Museum or other museum locations during one of our events during the year. Volunteer time is generally 2 to 3 hours per event. Events are often held during the weekend or holidays, but may occur during weekdays or evenings. The Street Fair and museum rentals are examples of special events.
- Archives: Volunteer to help with archival work. We have many artefacts, documents and photos that still need to be archived. Archive work is completed during Society office hours, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Volunteer time is flexible and there are no minimum or maximum hours per occasion. Volunteers should have basic computer skills and an eye for detail and organization.
- Data Entry and Research: Major tasks include assisting with accessioning and data entry for archival material and completing requests for information from the general public.
- Collating Files: Review, collate and identify duplicate archival material stored in file boxes.
- Collections: Work with new and existing artefacts in our collections. Archive work is completed during Society office hours, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Volunteer time is flexible and there are no minimum or maximum hours per occasion. Volunteers should have basic computer skills and an eye for detail and organization.
- Data Entry and Research: Data entry using specific computer programs to record objects in our collections. Volunteers also research each artefact to provide additional history and provenance.
- Accessioning: Describe, measure and categorize artefacts new to our collection or artefacts that are part of our reaccessioning project. Volunteers should be able to easily lift 20 pounds.
- Presentations: Volunteers are needed to present to outreach and other groups. Volunteers will generally be speaking to groups using materials developed by the PAHS.
- Tour Guide: Use PAHS materials to lead a tour of one of our museums or a tour such as the downtown walking tour.
- Educational / Outreach Programming: Assisted by the Museum Educator, you will help deliver school or public programming, such as seniors outreach.
- Board of Directors: Consider sitting on the Board of Directors and helping shape the work of the Society. Terms are a one year duration, elected at the Society's AGM in March. Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month, with a break during the summer. As well as Board meetings, Board members are responsible for working with a committee and reporting on committee activities. Estimated time is a minimum of 4 hours per month.