Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada
Parks Canada Volunteer Program
Be a part of our program
Would you like to have an opportunity to:
- wear an 1850s historic costume;
- see behind the scenes at a national historic site;
- meet people from all over the world;
- share memorable experiences with others?
Then join us in bringing Canada's history alive! Lower Fort Garry welcomes volunteers to assist in planning and participating in heritage events.
For more information contact:
Telephone: (204) 785-6077
Lower Fort Garry Volunteer Association
The Lower Fort Garry Volunteer Association was established in 1985 by community volunteers, to supplement and enhance programs at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site. Since then the association has grown both in membership and variety of activities, to include volunteer opportunities for all heritage-minded individuals.
The mandate of the Volunteer Association is the preservation of the historic site by educating the public about the heritage value of the fort. The Association is happy to offer opportunities in costuming, song and dance, children's day camp activities, workshops, social events and other heritage activities.
An important aspect of the Association's program is the management of a period gift shop that contributes to the organization's financial self-sufficiency. Using seasonal student employees and volunteers of all ages, the association offers services on-site to the visiting public.
The Lower Fort Garry Volunteer Association is dedicated to the idea of community involvement in what is essentially a community asset. Though Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is managed by a federal government department, the Association contributes a large part of the enthusiasm and manpower that supports the fort and its place in Canadian heritage. Join our programs and activities. You will be well rewarded with personal enjoyment and the satisfaction of supporting a world-class heritage site.
To contact the Lower Fort Garry Volunteer Association, call (204) 785-8577.