Volunteer with The Vancouver Police Museum!
The Vancouver Police Museum has fostered the careers of many museum curators, historians and directors. Our internships and volunteer opportunities let individuals
- Learn the foundational elements of museum work and management
- Work with a diverse and experienced group of directors, curators, museum specialists and VPD members
- Gain exclusive access to some of Vancouver's most exciting and historical documents and artefacts
- Attend and take part in museum events and lectures
- Boost work experience through an immersive and diverse range of roles
Guest Services Volunteer: This role focuses on welcoming guests to the museum, managing admission sales and performing administrative tasks. An excellent opportunity for those interested in hospitality, management and office administration.
Education Volunteer: This role focuses on sharing stories of historical significance with museum visitors during educational programmes. Volunteers also develop new programs to intrigue and engage learners of all ages. A great opportunity for those interested in history, performance and education.
Curatorial Volunteer: This role focuses on preserving and maintaining the VPM's collection of historical artefacts, in addition to researching and designing exhibits that inform, educate and captivate visitors. A great opportunity for those interested in museum curation, history and research.
Public Programs Volunteer: This role focuses on developing and marketing public programs such as our Sins of the City walking tours, our annual Speaker Series and Movies in the Morgue. A great opportunity for those interested in marketing, design and public outreach.
Guest Curator Submissions
The Vancouver Police museum takes submissions for Guest Curator positions annually. This position is open to professionals who have a background in museum curation. To apply for this position
- Submit an official proposal and letter of intent explaining your vision for an exhibit that fits that mandate of the museum
- In your proposal, include a plan that explains how you would execute the project from start to finish
- Include a description of what your exhibit aims to achieve in the broad scope of public education
Selected submissions will receive an honorarium of $1000 upon exhibit completion. For more information about this program, email director@
Message from Rosslyn Shipp, Museum Director
"Each year we work with a talented group of interns and volunteers who contribute to the museum's success. We are always on the lookout for eager recruits who share our passion for history, education and public programming!"