Volunteers receive many benefits from their work at Grey Roots. Most importantly, they have the satisfaction of seeing Grey County’s history preserved, shared and enjoyed through their efforts. Volunteers participate in learning workshops and seminars, meet new people and make new friends, and share their unique talents with thousands of people who visit the Museum and Archives every year. With 20 hours of completed service, volunteers visit Grey Roots free of charge, receive discounts in the gift shop and are eligible for other benefits at partner sites. Volunteers celebrate their successes at volunteer appreciation events!
There are 18 different volunteer positions at Grey Roots, from Junior Interpreters to Archives assistants to site maintenance support! Each summer in Moreston Heritage Village, costumed volunteers depict life as it was in Grey County long ago. All Grey Roots volunteers play important roles in preserving and sharing our heritage.
Junior Interpreters are youth volunteers between the ages of 14 and 18. They will assist in the presentation of our Grey Roots KidsCamps, children’s activities and programs, gallery and heritage village tours. They will also provide support for gallery supervision, special events, and clerical duties as needed within the Heritage Interpretation Department.
Heritage Village Demonstrator
This position demonstrates historical activities, skills and trades within a designated location in Moreston Village. As part of the Village’s interpretation program, heritage demonstrators provide insight into the people and times represented in the period village exhibits.
Transportation and Agricultural Display Building Demonstrator
If you enjoy antique vehicles and historic farm machinery, Grey Roots has a great opportunity for you to share your knowledge and passion for this important part of our past! The new Transportation and Agricultural Display Building will be open for visitors throughout the Moreston Heritage Village season and needs interested volunteers to present and share the details of these artefacts with the public.