KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE

Volunteer

WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS:

At The ArQuives we find volunteers from many different backgrounds, experiences, and diversities to help build the strength of the organization. From 1973 to 2004 The ArQuives functioned as an entirely volunteer run community organization. Since 2004, The ArQuives has grown the staff team to three and, the number of  volunteers and volunteer hours has increased. In 2017 we had 165 people contributed over 13,000 volunteer hours to The ArQuives. Even with staff we haven’t lost that volunteer-driven and focused organization.

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Long-serving volunteer Alan Miller poses in front of The ArQuives for the Volunteer Toronto poster campaign.

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES:

Current volunteer needs of The ArQuives are always changing based on what is happening at the Archives. We are always looking for new people to volunteer in different areas of The ArQuives. Please contact admin@arquives.ca with any questions about volunteer opportunities with The ArQuives. Below you will find our current opportunities:

  • Administration: Volunteers working in administration will perform a range of administrative and office support functions for The ArQuives to facilitate the efficient operations of the organization.
  • Archival Mentor: We are looking for people who have experience as an archivist who are willing to mentor new volunteers in archival practice.
  • Archivists: Archivists are responsible for the in-take, processing, and preservation of the archival holdings of The ArQuives in a variety of mediums.
  • Community Developer: Community developers are people dedicated to doing promotion, research, and tours of The ArQuives to directly raise its profile in the community.
  • Facilities: Working in facilities includes supporting the ongoing maintenance of our heritage home at 34 Isabella.
  • Fundraisers: Fundraisers look for opportunities to increase monetary resources for The ArQuives in order to continue the basic functioning of other committees as well as expand The ArQuives services.
  • Social Media Specialist: Social media specialists at The ArQuives help us develop and deliver content through social media and, engage with communities that we serve.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please fill out the online form here.

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WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS:

At The ArQuives we find volunteers from many different backgrounds, experiences, and diversities to help build the strength of the organization. From 1973 to 2004 The ArQuives functioned as an entirely volunteer run community organization. Since 2004, The ArQuives has grown the staff team to three and, the number of  volunteers and volunteer hours has increased. In 2017 we had 165 people contributed over 13,000 volunteer hours to The ArQuives. Even with staff we haven’t lost that volunteer-driven and focused organization.

volunteer_poster_metro_stop
Long-serving volunteer Alan Miller poses in front of The ArQuives for the Volunteer Toronto poster campaign.

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES:

Current volunteer needs of The ArQuives are always changing based on what is happening at the Archives. We are always looking for new people to volunteer in different areas of The ArQuives. Please contact admin@arquives.ca with any questions about volunteer opportunities with The ArQuives. Below you will find our current opportunities:

  • Administration: Volunteers working in administration will perform a range of administrative and office support functions for The ArQuives to facilitate the efficient operations of the organization.
  • Archival Mentor: We are looking for people who have experience as an archivist who are willing to mentor new volunteers in archival practice.
  • Archivists: Archivists are responsible for the in-take, processing, and preservation of the archival holdings of The ArQuives in a variety of mediums.
  • Community Developer: Community developers are people dedicated to doing promotion, research, and tours of The ArQuives to directly raise its profile in the community.
  • Facilities: Working in facilities includes supporting the ongoing maintenance of our heritage home at 34 Isabella.
  • Fundraisers: Fundraisers look for opportunities to increase monetary resources for The ArQuives in order to continue the basic functioning of other committees as well as expand The ArQuives services.
  • Social Media Specialist: Social media specialists at The ArQuives help us develop and deliver content through social media and, engage with communities that we serve.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please fill out the online form here.

CONTACT US


Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
The ArQuives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.