Volunteer Opportunities

RiverBrink volunteers Carole Berlove, Sandra Lawrence and Fred Farnum (pictured with Linda Fritz, President) receiving Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for their work with RiverBrink. Thanks for all you do with us and in the community.

Volunteers are an important part of our community. They contribute time and effort to enhance visitor experience,  assist staff in a variety of ways, and help generate revenue. They are an important asset because they act as ambassadors for RiverBrink, assist with special events, and participate in arts education and fundraising initiatives.

By volunteering, you have the opportunity to learn about visual arts and to develop contacts with others who share your interests.

Each year in December, RiverBrink Art Museum holds a volunteer recognition luncheon to acknowledge and thank all volunteers who have helped the museum.

For more information on becoming a volunteer or to volunteer for a specific event, please contact:

Greta Hildebrand, Director of Operations
Ph. 905-262 4510 x 23

Current Volunteer Opportunities & Events


Accessibility Project Opening

  • Thursday, October 3

This event takes place between 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Help is needed for the morning preparation and to assist during the event.

Volunteer Orientation

  • Tuesday, October 1 at 10:30 am
  • Sunday, October 6 at 1:30 pm

Volunteer Orientation of the fall exhibitions given by Associate Curator, Debra Antoncic, in preparation for fall and winter events. Orientation will tour the exhibitions providing insight into the displayed works.  Approximate time:  1 hour.

Doors Open Niagara

  • Friday, October 18
  • Saturday, October 19
  • Sunday, October 20

Volunteers are needed to help ensure the safety of RiverBrink’s exhibitions and to provide answers to basic questions.  Hospitality is key to ensuring that our visitors leave with a positive, ambassadorial outlook. On average, 600 visitors visit RiverBrink over this 3-day event. Volunteers are requested to assist for a 2-hour shift.


Christmas Decorating

  • Tuesday, December 3

Volunteers are needed to assist us decorate the museum in preparation for our Christmas events.  Using natural and other materials, we will create wreaths, garlands, centerpieces and other Christmas accents.  This is a well-enjoyed activity.  Lunch is provided.

Rotary Holiday House Tour

  • Saturday,  December 6
  • Sunday, December 7

Volunteers are needed to help ensure the safety of RiverBrink’s exhibitions and to provide answers to basic questions during the Rotary Holiday House Tour.  This is a well-established event that brings on average 200 visitors through RiverBrink.

Volunteer Luncheon 

  • Tuesday, December 10

In recognition of our dedicated volunteers, we host a sit-down luncheon at RiverBrink to thank them for their assistance.  Volunteers will learn about new projects and exhibitions for 2014.