Old Stone Mill NHS - The Delta Mill Society

Volunteer Opportunities


VOLUNTEER
Expression of Interest Form

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Wish to help out with the Old Stone Mill? We have many volunteer opportunities (see below). Please contact us at info@deltamill.org if you think you can lend us a hand.

The Old Stone Mill is owned and operated by The Delta Mill Society, a non-profit organization run by volunteers - we rely on the personal generosity of our volunteers to be able to maintain and showcase this remarkable example of Ontario history.


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Tour Guide

As the name suggests, tour guides are responsible for telling our story. They provide interpretation with regard to the various pieces of equipment in the Mill, the milling operation, as well as the Mill’s role in the history of Delta. During our primary operating season (Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day); we are able, with the help of government grants, to employ summer students. Volunteer guides are required for the Maple Syrup Festival, and Thanksgiving Celebration, as well as supplement the paid staff during in-season special events or with large groups. People interested in this position should possess excellent communication skills and be able to work with minimum supervision. An interest in learning about the mill and the history of the community are essential. Volunteer tour guides usually work 3hr to 4hr shifts. Training is available.



Gift Shop

Gift shop volunteers welcome visitors to the Mill and sell items in the gift shop. Gift shop personnel are required for the Maple Syrup Festival and the Thanksgiving Celebration, as well as supplement the paid staff during in-season special events or with large groups. Volunteers will take direction from the Fundraising Committee. Those interested in this position should be comfortable greeting members of the public, handling small amounts of cash, and be able to work with minimum supervision. Enthusiasm, good communication skills, and an interest in the mill and the history of the community are essential. Volunteers should expect to work 3hr – 4hr. Training is available.



Special Events Helper

As the name implies, special events helpers are required for the Maple Syrup Festival and the Thanksgiving Celebration, as well as supplement the paid staff during in-season special events or with large groups. Special events helpers will take direction from the Events Committee. Duties are wide-ranging and may include event set-up and teardown (tables, chairs, etc.), selling baked goods, books or other donated items, BBQing, or serving food. Those interested in this positon should be comfortable handling small amounts of cash and dealing with the public.



Trade Demonstrator

Trade demonstrators provide interpretive demonstrations to the public during special events. Examples include Millers Assistant, blacksmithing, rope making, and corn shelling, spinning, and weaving. Experience is required in some of these trades (blacksmithing for example). Training is available for skills such as rope making, corn shelling, and the miller’s assistant (bagging flour and sewing the bags). Interested parties should be comfortable in their respective trades and in speaking with the public. Volunteers will take direction from the Events Committee.



Property Maintenance

Property maintenance offers the widest range of opportunities to volunteer. Opportunities include everything from exhibit construction and installation to painting, light construction, landscaping, painting, and general cleaning. Certain activities such as plumbing, electrical, and heavy construction will require skilled volunteers. Volunteers will take direction from the Maintenance Committee, and should be able to work with minimum supervision. Some experience, particularly with the use of power tools and basic construction methods, is required especially for building projects. Hours are on an “as required” basis.



General Office Assistance

These volunteer positions entail assisting with general office duties such as filing, mailings, and telephone calls (making and receiving). Volunteers will take direction from the Executive Committee and should be able to work with minimum supervision. Hours are on an “as required” basis.



Please contact us at info@deltamill.org if you think you can lend us a hand.



DOCUMENTS
Volunteer Expression of Interest Form

We'd love to hear from you. Filling out this form isn't a commitment, but it will allow us to contact you and we can discuss how you can help us out.

Volunteer Expression of Interest Form (MS Word Format)
Volunteer Expression of Interest Form (PDF Format)

Volunteer Managment Document

Information Regarding the Recruitment and Use of Volunteers from the Delta Mill Society Volunteer Committee.

See the Volunteer Management Document (PDF)



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