The strength and heart of an organization can be seen in the hours of dedication its volunteers commit to it. The Middleville and District Museum has attracted and sustained a long list of individuals and families that have answered the call for decades. In fact, for six decades now. The faces may change over time, but the resolution remains constant. Generations of families have been a part of building, developing and sustaining the Museum. New people join in to keep the Museum moving forward while always maintaining the principles of the past. New technology and outreach blend in with the tried and true processes of a phone call or hand written note. Bringing people together to share in a community based endeavour has always been at the center of the Middleville and District Museum’s mandate.
The Museum survived the challenges of the past few years and has renewed its energy with a vigorous new slate of activities planned for all ages to enjoy in the 2023 season that runs from opening weekend on May 20th to the end of November with a Christmas themed event.
The Middleville and District Museum has no paid staff and relies solely on the many hours of work logged by the volunteer Board of Directors and all the people who step up to open its doors to the public each weekend and support the running of monthly events. Everything that happens at the Museum is the result of a volunteer's generosity.
It has been said that it might be hard to find community these days, but if you look for it, it will present itself. That holds true for the people who look to the Middleville and District Museum for community and find it there. Strong ties, connections and bonds are often formed by the people who come together to sustain the Museum.
Volunteers usually get involved thinking they will find one thing by volunteering at the Museum and end up finding something completely different.
Whether you have 4, 40 or 400 hours to spare, there is a place for you at the Middleville and District Museum this season. The team of friendly and focussed volunteers who keep the doors open and the pubic coming back for more are eager to get started on a new season full of visitors either returning to a beloved place or discovering this gem for the first time.
Check out our volunteer webpage, middlevillemuseum.org to find out all the opportunities awaiting volunteers at the Middleville and District Museum this year. Whether you bake, build or design, there is a role for you. If you love photography, gardening or researching, give us a call. We welcome those with a skill to organize and plan. We need people who enjoy meeting the public and engaging with visitors. We have a diverse roster of events planned with opportunities for a wide range of participation. Please contact us at email@example.com to see what you can do to lend a hand while you join in the fun.
The Middleville and District Museum has a long history of volunteers who have cared for it over the decades. The current Middleville and District volunteer Board of Directors wishes to thank the many, many volunteers who have been a part of the Museum's history! Happy Volunteer Week, April 16th - 22, 2023.
This journal is written, researched, and maintained by the volunteers of the Middleville Museum.