McMichael volunteers play an invaluable role in the gallery – whether they are interacting with visitors, supporting events and special programs, or fundraising. The gallery’s Volunteer Committee is a dedicated team of McMichael members, from all walks of life, who share a passion for the arts and are committed to volunteerism.

These volunteers help out in the gallery, spearhead flagship fundraising events like the McMichael Volunteer Annual Art Sale, and support visitor programming, including offering weekday and weekend tours.

Download Volunteer Committee Application (PDF)

Volunteering at McMichael is a rewarding way to meet interesting people, learn more about the McMichael and about Canadian art, contribute to the community, put your skills and interests to work putting on special events, participate in interesting excursions to other museums and galleries, and, much more.

For more information about general volunteer opportunities or to become a docent, see the McMichael Volunteer Committee Website.

Have a passion for arts and learning? Become a docent!

Docents are trained volunteers who deliver tours of our permanent collection and special exhibitions – introducing kids and adults to Canadian art, culture and history. Weekday docents conduct themed tours that are highly interactive and include hands-on activities. Docents are also involved in providing studio programs and general tours of the collection for adult groups. Docents commit five hours a week to either observe or conduct tours, and one morning a month for training. Contact hr at mcmichael.com if you’re interested in learning more.

McMichael Youth Team

Discover new adventures, create new memories, and receive your community service hours in a unique setting that combines art and 100 acres of stunning conservation land. Join the McMichael Youth Team Today! To volunteer, call (905) 893-1121 ext. 2269.