Volunteer Opportunities

We are not currently accepting volunteer applications as we prepare for our move to salishan Place by the River. We appreciate your interest in volunteering with us, and will update this page with more information as it becomes available.

Volunteers play an important role in the day-to-day activities of the museum. They are the heart and soul of the facility, and we couldn’t provide the high level of programming without them.

A special thank you to all volunteers for all that they do!

Interesting in joining our amazing volunteer team? There are lots of ways to get involved!

Volunteer application form Volunteer liability and waiver

Docent led programs

Every year more than 45 docent volunteers provide museum tours and programs for school children. These volunteer educators, called docents, commit three hours per week for much of the school year to deliver the programs and attend special training programs throughout the year. Over 5,000 school children each year attend the programs given by these enthusiastic and skilled volunteers.

For more information, please contact salishan@tol.ca.


Volunteers lead hands-on activities that make our special events fun for visitors. These events include:

  • Family Day Event
  • Easter Sunday 
  • May Day Parade in Fort Langley
  • Canada Day 
  • Culture Days
  • Halloween Event
  • Pioneer Christmas

For more information, please contact salishan@tol.ca.

Office assistance

Volunteers perform vital behind the scenes assistance. They help with typing, folding and stuffing, sewing, and preparing educational materials.

For more information, please contact salishan@tol.ca.


If you are passionate about history and research or want to learn more and gain experience working with exhibits and collections, please contact salishan@tol.ca.

Summer camps

High School students participate for fun, and gain volunteer hours for school credit.

For more information, please contact salishan@tol.ca.

Volunteer benefits

  • Learn new skills
  • Share your knowledge
  • Be a part of a great team
  • Share in the excitement of engaging the community