Volunteer opportunities are as varied as the people that do them. Whether you can give 1 hour or 10 hours a month, every bit counts!

We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

 

Bonebed Tour Guide

Community Outreach

Dino Bus Driver

Dinosaur Mascot: Alan

Dinosaur Mascot: Aluk

Docent

Fossil Prep Lab
New Opportunity

School Program Assistant

School Program Prep

Special Events

Fossil Excavation Volunteers

Didn`t see what you were looking for? We are always adding more opportunities! Apply for a specific or general position.

Please download our Volunteer application and email it to visitorservices@dinomuseum.ca our Visitor Services Coordinator


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Bonebed Tour Guide

Are you a fun energetic person who loves the outdoors? Become a bonebed tour guide! Explore Pipestone Creek as you take participants on a journey back to the Cretaceous. Educate others about our prehistoric past as you show them real fossils and explain why we have such a rich fossil history.

Guides must be over the age of 18, have Standard First Aid training, a drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle. This is a seasonal volunteer position as bonebed tours only run June – September. Must be able to walk 5km and carry up to 20 pounds.


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Community Outreach

Love helping around the community? We do too! We get involved with many events around the Grande Prairie, Wembley, and Beaverlodge area. We look for fun, inviting people to assist with the booths we run.


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Dino Bus Driver

We  are looking for an enthusiastic person to drive our Dino Bus. Experience in driving larger vehicles is preferred. Drive for special events! Tour visitors from our Museum to the Pipestone Bonebed and back! Help stimulate the visitors excitement with a couple fun facts about the Bonebed along the way and ask for feedback forms on the way back. Must be over the age of 25 and have a minimum Class 4 driver’s license; recent driving abstract required.


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Dinosaur Mascot: Alan

We are currently looking for someone to be our mascot: Alan the Tyrannosaur! Attend events, have fun!  Learn to roar! Must be physically capable to wear costume (up to 50 pounds) and operate technical devices for periods of time.


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Dinosaur Mascot: Aluk

Have you always wanted to have a secret identity? While we cannot make you a superhero we can make you a super dinosaur! Why not volunteer to be our mascot Aluk! You can even bring along a friend or two to be your ‘mascot guide’. Please note visibility and speaking ability is limited in the suit. Must be willing to wear the costume for 30 minute to hour long intervals.


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Docent

Passionate about dinosaurs? Learn about all of our exhibits and educate our visitors by delivering guided gallery tours. Assist our ticketing clerk with a friendly smile as a visitor services host. Welcome visitors to the Aykroyd Family Theatre to see one of our National Geographic films as a theatre host.


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Fossil Prep Lab
New Opportunity

Interested in rocks and fossils? Willing to get your hands dirty? As a volunteer in the preparation lab, you will get hands on experience working to remove dinosaur fossils from their encasing rock and preserve them for future study. You will get direct instruction on how to prepare fossils from our Assistant Curator as you find out for yourself what lies buried in the rock. For more information or to view our preparation lab schedule please visit our Fossil Preparation Lab page.

Please note: Volunteers in this position must be over the age of 12. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


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School Program Assistant

Do you want to help out in our Education department? Do you enjoy being part of the hustle and bustle of a classroom? Be an education program assistant. Duties would include assisting in preparation work for the programs, as well as assisting with activities and lab in our education programs. Must be available to volunteer during our school program times: Tuesday – Thursdays 10:00am – 3:00pm.


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School Program Prep

Want to help out in our Education department, but you enjoy being behind the scenes? Do you enjoy helping with crafts and/or program set up? We are always looking for individuals to help prepare for our school and public programs. Duties may include helping make molds for Creating Casts, getting supplies ready for our art activities, setting up the education classrooms. This opportunity is open to individuals of all ages.


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Special Events

Help out with our special events! We look for energetic and outgoing people to assist anywhere from set-up and decorating to assisting with special guests and hosting.


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Fossil Excavation Volunteers

Do you want to discover bones buried for millions of years in a real palaeontology quarry? The museum needs volunteers for fossil collection fieldwork at the Pipestone Creek bonebed from late June through the middle of August. Sign up today!

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