OMAH Volunteer Orientation

Welcome to the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH).  As well as being a museum of art and history, it functions as a cultural hub for the City of Orillia.  Part of our mandate is to support local art and artists, and we try to do so.

OMAH is housed in the Sir Samuel Steele Building at 30 Peter Street South.  Despite the fact that OMAH is housed in a former municipal building, it is not run by the City, but is a non-profit registered charitable organization, which depends upon donations of both money and time to stay open. Our volunteers are an essential part of this and we cannot function without them.

Volunteers contribute to the Museum in a variety of ways to supplement staff resources with Visitor Experiences, OMAH Shop, Exhibitions, Collections and Research, Events, Communications, Administration, and Programming. They also act as community ambassadors increasing awareness of OMAH with various stakeholders.

We have created a series of orientation and training documents to assist you in your work for us. These include a basic orientation to the museum and its history, and safety and emergency procedures. These documents are evolving and will be updated from time to time as warranted.

If, at any time, you have any questions, please feel free to ask. If there is anything that you think must be added to our documents, please let us know. We are always available if you have any questions or concerns, so please, let us know what is on your mind by calling or sending an email to Monica.


Thank you for all of your amazing help and support and for donating your time. We really couldn’t do all of this without you.