Consider volunteering for the Museum. Volunteer opportunities include:
- Assisting with the Museum Explorer's program delivery in elementary schools.
- Assisting Museum staff with varied projects.
- Joining the Museum Board. The commitment to the Museum Board is being an active member of the Museum (annually purchase an individual membership). Attend one regular meeting every second month (the fourth Tuesday). Attend additional meetings called by the Board Chair. Attend Museum events such as receptions and speaking engagements.
Members of the Board of Directors are expressly charged with having an in-depth knowledge of the contents of the Organizational and Policy & Procedures manuals. All objectives, decisions and actions of the Society must either reflect the policies, or result in revisions to the policies to allow for otherwise excluded concerns.
Working with the Curator/Manager, Board members' primary duties include:
- Determining the goals and objectives of the organization
Assisting paid staff as required, but not interfering in the day-to-day operation of the Museum
Developing the governing and operating policies of the organization
Regularly reviewing the Museum goals, objectives and policies
Regularly reviewing Museum by-laws, mission, objectives, and mandate
Approving a budget that will allow the Board and its employees to meet the Museum's goals and objectives (The Board of Directors will present the budget to the membership, the public and to public officials)
Providing suitable facilities to enable the Museum to adequately serve the community
Spending a minimum of one day each year on board development and using the skills gained to further the interests of the Museum
Reporting to the membership at the Annual General Meeting and to the public on Museum activities and performance.