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Become a Varley Art Gallery of Markham Volunteer!

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham is looking for some enthusiastic, energetic people to volunteer during special events, children’s programs, and during all public opening hours. As a volunteer you will build leadership skills, learn how to work as a team, and help patrons get the most out of their visit!

1. Create an account online.

First, please create your online volunteer profile. Be sure to choose “Culture”. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.

2. Attend an Interview.

You may attend an interview with any City of Markham culture venues, recreation centres or libraries. Please check each department for upcoming interview sessions.

3. Submit Your Certification.

To volunteer for all Varley Art Gallery activities, you wil need to provide a VSC Police Check Form completed within the last 120 days. Click here for more information on VSC.

4. Attend Training.

All volunteers must complete an online “General Orientation Workshop” session. After completing this workshop training, you may be required to complete additional training specific to the gallery and/or a particular volunteer role. All training is free. We will periodically send reminders on upcoming training sessions as required.

Upcoming Varley Art Gallery Volunteering Opportunities

We are also seeking volunteers for our: 

  • Vintages at the Varley: New World Wines (Friday, April 17, 2019) 
  • Rouge: Varley Gala (Friday, October 18) 
  • Gallery Attendants (minimum age 18) 
  • Docents (minimum age 18) 
  • Special Events Volunteers 
  • Program Assistants 
  • Summer Camp Program Assistants 
  • Children’s Birthday Parties Program Assistants
Contact Francesca Dauphinais, Development Officer at 905-477-7000 ext. 3264 or at fdauphinais@markham.ca.

How to Secure a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)

Visit www.markham.ca/volunteering for current information on obtaining your VSC.