Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for dynamic and creative Lacombe enthusiasts, local history buffs, and museum professionals or students to join our team!

Tell us what you would like to do and when! Commit to volunteering as little as once a year, or even multiple times a week.

Museum Volunteer:
Greets museum visitors, provides general information about Lacombe, and guided tours of the museums and/or Historic Downtown during festivals and special events.

Archives Volunteer:
Helps with archival and research projects being undertaken by the Museum. Currently these projects include researching WWII history in the Lacombe & County region, researching Metis settlement in the Lacombe & County region, assisting with oral interviews, transcriptions, & the digitizing, documenting, and rehousing the archival photo collection.

Volunteer Blacksmith:
Volunteers help maintain the Blacksmith Shop and provide Blacksmithing Demonstrations and tours for school groups, the general public, and at special events including: Dominion Day, Lacombe Days, Alberta Open Farm Days, Culture & Harvest Festival & Light Up the Night. Volunteer Blacksmiths also make items for the Historical Society to sell as part of their fundraising activities. To maintain the shop, plan for theses events, and make items for sale, the Blacksmith Shop Committee usually meets once a month at the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop on the last weekend of the month.

Special Events/Fundraisers:
The Society regularly hosts special events & fundraising activities for the Museums and needs volunteers to help with planning and facilitating these events.

Old buildings require constant maintenance as well as improvements, in addition to the hard work of installing new exhibits and moving artifacts in our spaces. Maintenance volunteers provide assistance with repairs and handy work around the Museums, and are able to do some heavy lifting!

The Museums are proud of their grounds and want to ensure that our spaces remain beautiful and clean. Gardening Volunteers assist with maintaining exterior landscaping at the Michener House Museum and Blacksmith Shop Museum from Spring to Fall.

Email or call us today to discuss your interest in volunteering with the Lacombe & District Historical Society!

info@lacombemuseum.com | 403.782.3933