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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 paid staff team has increased from one, to up to six people at various times. Still, since then, the number of  volunteers and volunteer hours has increased. In 2019, we had 150 dedicated volunteers who contributed over 13,000 hours of work to the organization. Despite the fact that our staff team has grown over the years, we have never strayed from our volunteer-driven and community-focused approach to our mission.

UPDATE ON VOLUNTEERING (August 2020):

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The ArQuives!

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we aren’t able to take on any new volunteers in 2020. Due to a lack of staff time and resources, we also aren’t able to take on any volunteers for exclusively remote work (although we appreciate the offers we’ve received). We hope to resume volunteer intake in 2021, at which point we will invite folks to apply if they are still interested. 

While we’re unable to take on new volunteers in a formal way like we normally would, there is a chance we will need individual volunteers on a case-by-case basis. If the need for someone with specific qualifications/skills comes up, we will post on our social media and website inviting interested people to get in touch.

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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 paid staff team has increased from one, to up to six people at various times. Still, since then, the number of  volunteers and volunteer hours has increased. In 2019, we had 150 dedicated volunteers who contributed over 13,000 hours of work to the organization. Despite the fact that our staff team has grown over the years, we have never strayed from our volunteer-driven and community-focused approach to our mission.

UPDATE ON VOLUNTEERING (August 2020):

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The ArQuives!

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we aren’t able to take on any new volunteers in 2020. Due to a lack of staff time and resources, we also aren’t able to take on any volunteers for exclusively remote work (although we appreciate the offers we’ve received). We hope to resume volunteer intake in 2021, at which point we will invite folks to apply if they are still interested. 

While we’re unable to take on new volunteers in a formal way like we normally would, there is a chance we will need individual volunteers on a case-by-case basis. If the need for someone with specific qualifications/skills comes up, we will post on our social media and website inviting interested people to get in touch.

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

Please note that The ArQuives offices will be closed for winter holidays from December 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020. We will resume normal hours on January 7, 2020. All reference requests made to queeries@arquives.ca after December 12, 2019 will be answered in January 2020.

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.

The ArQuives has an access ramp to the front door and a lift from the first floor to the second floor. There are volunteers available to operate the lift. 

 There is an accessible washroom on the first floor. All washrooms are gender-neutral. 

 The ArQuives is a scent-free environment. 

 Please contact The ArQuives if you have any specific questions about accessibility that we can help with at queeries@arquives.ca.