Support

The St. Vital Museum & Historical Society is a non-profit organization that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities. This support enables the SVHS to share its collection and programs with all visitors, helping them enjoy St. Vital's abundant history.

There are many ways to give to SVHS, with many benefits and privileges available. As we add to our extensive collection, your support is more important than ever. We thank our members and donors for their loyalty and enthusiasm and look forward to working with new friends as we build for the future.

MEMBERSHIP

Become a Member

If you wish to become a member of the St. Vital Historical Society, please contact us by email at info@svhs.ca, by phone (204) 255-2864, or by mail:

St. Vital Museum
600 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 3L5

As a Member, you will receive:

- Updates on museum activities through our complimentary newsletter
- The St. Vital Historian, published quarterly
- Invitations to exhibit openings and special events
- Free access to the centre and research facilities
- Opportunity to vote at the Annual General Meeting held each November

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Occasion to attend the monthly director's meetings, usually held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
   
  Single Memberships: $15.00 Family Memberships: $20.00


Click here to access the membership form and more details

DONATions

Donations are gratefully accepted and tax receipts are issued for donations greater than $10.00. Send cheque or money order to:

St. Vital Historical Society
600 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 3L5

We also accept donations in the form of old photographs, miscellaneous household & job related articles, archaeological objects, costumes, uniforms & sports equipment, books, archival materials, maps, architectural records, prints, drawings, films, sound recordings and printed materials; all regarding the history of St. Vital and surrounding areas.

These treasures of the past are wanted for display in the museum.

Note: photos can be scanned and returned quickly or even while you wait, if you have the time.

VOLUNTEERING

St. Vital Museum volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the workings of a community-oriented museum and contribute valuable visitor services to our non-profit organization.

Requirements
Volunteers need the ability to work independently and be self-motivated to complete projects. For non-processing duties, volunteers need the ability to work with the public. Understanding that reliability is critical and a having a flexible attitude is appreciated. Computer and typing skills would be an asset but are not necessary. Ideally, candidates should possess an admiration and appreciation of history, art and culture.

Time Commitment
Between 1-2 hours, at least once a week. The length of commitment is entirely up to you.

Benefits of becoming a Volunteer
You will gain the opportunity to learn and share knowledge and be actively involved in an exciting part of the St. Vital Museum, gain a keener understanding of St. Vital history and a close working relationship with volunteer staff.
Other benefits: Volunteer recognition party, letter & job reference upon request.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Acquisitions
Assisting with determining relevance and quality of items offered to the museum, particularly artifacts. May include doing archival repairs. Some experience working with historical materials preferred.

Board of Directors
Taking a leadership role in the SVHS. Note: directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting each fall.

Cataloguing
Assisting with cataloguing and inventory, and work towards development of a computerized catalogue of the museum’s collection. Library and/or cataloguing experience preferred.

Computer processing
Data entry to update the museum’s records and catalogue; scanning photos and using software like PhotoShop for ongoing photo inventory project; word processing.

Education
Providing assistance to visitors at the museum; assisting with presentations outside the museum (e.g. mall displays, school visits).

Exhibit Planning
Planning and putting together themes, exhibits, displays.

General labour
Providing ongoing maintenance of the museum including things like moving displays, painting, minor repairs.

News clipping
Reviewing, clipping and filing on a regular basis articles about St. Vital from newspapers and other publications (e.g. provincial MLA constituency reports).

Processing
Working with photos, letters, manuscripts, maps, etc., tasks might include sorting material into categories; cleaning (e.g. remove staples, flatten); photocopying; maintaining files (updating, weeding, etc).

Research/Writing
Researching (may include interviewing) and writing biographies, articles and other materials as needed for displays, presentations, newsletter, website.

Volunteers must be reliable, self-motivated to complete projects and, in some cases, willing to work independently. Some positions involve working with the public, so a positive manner is required. All volunteers should possess an appreciation of history, art and culture.

Volunteer resumes are accepted year round. Interested in applying?

Click here to access the volunteer application form and more details, or Send us your resume via email at info@svhs.ca

All applicants with the required skills, interests and availability will be contacted to schedule interviews as volunteer positions become available.