Monday, 21 November 2011

Call for Volunteers

Dear Members,

The Workers History Museum is very excited about a promising new partnership with the Ottawa City Archives.

The Museum will be provided with office space in the new Archives building on Woodroffe Avenue, and in exchange we are required to provide volunteers to provide 30 hours of staffing as part of the agreement with our two groups.

The volunteers would need to be able to make a weekly commitment to this staffing. After receiving an orientation to the Archives, their tasks would include staffing the Museum's desk and providing a voice for labour history in the Archives. The idea is to create a body of knowledge regarding Ottawa labour and working class history.

We require eight volunteers who can commit to working a four-hour block, as well as a list of names of individuals who would be interested in becoming substitute volunteers if it were required. The Archive is located at 100 Tallwood Drive (at the corner of Woodroffe) and is accessible by car and by the Transitway. The hours are Tuesday to Friday, 9-4, and during the winter months, are open Saturdays 10-5. More details about the Ottawa City Archives can be found here:

For more information or to volunteer, please email Sanna at, or call at 613-421-8677.

I hope to hear from many of you!


Sanna Guérin

WHM Archives Coordinator