Human Rights Museum Assembles Team of Volunteers

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Volunteers
Volunteers with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights assemble in the Garden of Contemplation on Thursday, September 4, 2014. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has gathered 350 eager volunteers to help in the coming weeks as the museum prepares to open on September 20.

The Manitoba-based volunteers will be assigned to work closely with staff in many different areas of the museum, with responsibilities such as interacting with visitors, assisting with special events and guided tours, administrative support and educational programming.

“The number of people who have volunteered their time to the museum reflects the importance our community places on education as a tool to promote the rights of all human beings,” said CMHR president and CEO Stuart Murray. “These volunteers will help ensure an exceptional experience for our visitors.”

Some volunteers are already assisting with special events and setting up the retail operations. Future opportunities for perspective volunteers will be posted on the museum’s website and social media channels.

As part of the volunteer registration process, all volunteers were interviewed, had references checked, and were subject to a child abuse registry and Government of Canada reliability status check.