Volunteering


Volunteers are the difference

Do you have a few hours a week or month you would like to share?

Are you looking for work experience?

Do you want to learn & share Abbotsford’s history?


At Trethewey House Heritage Site, volunteers are the backbone of what we do.  As a small local non-profit, we rely heavily on the support of the community to help with programming, special events, and museum operations. Volunteering at Trethewey House is flexible – volunteers can donate as little or as much time as they like and are welcome to try new positions as new opportunities arise, although certain positions require a more consistent commitment than others.

To apply, please read the volunteer job descriptions below and complete the volunteer application form following the descriptions. Please note that additional paperwork, along with an interview, will be required prior to volunteering on-site. Volunteer application forms are also available at the Trethewey House Heritage Site Office. For more information, please contact Anna Irwin (Programs Officer) at airwin@tretheweyhouse.ca or by phone at 604-853-0313.

Our docents and site interpreters are a crucial part of the Trethewey House Heritage team!  Docents provide tours of Trethewey House, actively helping to interpret the House and the Heritage Site while sharing stories about the artifacts and people of Abbotsford. Docents and site interpreters work with and monitor groups and visitors of all ages while also ensuring the security and safety of artifacts and exhibits.

Help us greet people to the site and welcome people into the Heritage Gallery! Gallery Attendants play a crucial role in explaining the history of the Site and the exhibits to visitors, keeping track of attendance, and monitoring the Heritage Gallery. Gallery Attendants also assist with the running of the site’s gift shop. Volunteers hoping to work this position must be willing to process cash payments and work with computers/technology. PLEASE NOTE: Gallery Attendant positions will not start until the end of September/beginning of October.

Love planning and working with people? Join our programs team and help deliver programming to kids! Programming assistants help with our school tours, and provide support to staff by running workshops to accompany tours of the site. Please note: the services of program assistants are subject to fluctuations in school tour bookings.

More of a behind the scenes person? Help us greet visitors to the Heritage Site Office, answer phones and conduct basic office duties, such as occasional record keeping, scanning and filing.  Office and Administration Support volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about upcoming events at the Heritage Site and to share information about our services with the public. Volunteers looking to help in this capacity should possess knowledge of how to use a computer.

Are you enthusiastic and the life of the party? Love a variety of tasks? Help out at one of our many events throughout the year!  Special events volunteers help in all kinds of ways, from assisting with event set-up and take-down, greeting visitors, leading games and running crafts with kids, event photography and more! Helping with special events is a fantastic way to introduce yourself to the Site and to start to learn about Abbotsford’s past. Please note: special events occur irregularly throughout the year. For those looking to make a more regular commitment, please see other positions or contact Anna Irwin (Programs Officer) at airwin@tretheweyhouse.ca or by phone at 604-853-0313.



Heritage Site Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12pm-1pm)

Trethewey House Tours:
Monday-Friday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm