SHARE Whistler 2012The Community Foundation of Whistler is excited to partner with Pique Newsmagazine once again for the annual SHARE Whistler campaign to drive donations to Whistler charities during the holidays.
his year’s SHARE Whistler campaign will run November 29, 2012- January 1, 2013
Each person who volunteers for more then 5 hours a week to a participating charity through the Community Foundation of Whistler website, is entered into a weekly draw to win a Prior snowboard or pair of skis. There will be 5 weekly draws with one snowboard or pair of skis given away each week. Those who donate early have more chances to win!
For wore Information please visit whistlerfoundation.com
WHAT CAN YOU DO AS A MUSEUM VOLUNTEER?
We are looking for people to fill a variety of roles- if you are interested in volunteering for the Museum, but don’t see anything that suits you below, we can find a role for you- just ask! Gain work experience in a museum setting or simply get to know more about your community. We look forward to working with you. If you have a vehicle and make trips to Function Junction, Squamish or Vancouver or are able to help in other ways we need you!
C O L L E C T I O N S R e-h ou s i n g p h o t o g r a p h s- Photographs are very delicate and need to be stored in special enclosures to prevent deterioration. Some of our collections are in great need of someone to spend the time to preserve them.
T r a n s c r i b e o r a l h i s t o r i e s- A variety of oral histories in the museum collection need to be typed out. Great typist? Enjoy listening to fascinating historical stories? This one’s for you.
R e s e a r c h p r o j e c t s- Ski lift history, ski run names, biographies on Whistler characters and more…this can be shaped to your interests. If you have an attention to detail and love piecing things together, come help us with a research project.
C a t a l o g u i n g- This is a significant commitment, as it will require a bit of training. However, if you have an attention to detail and a love of history cataloguing is (in my opinion) the most fun thing to do in an archive. If you are interested in becoming an archivist, this will be great for your resume. If you have been here a long time, you might be able to help us identify people, places and events.
C o n v e r t V H S t a p e s i n t o n e w m e d i a- Have experience converting old films into new media or willing to learn how? Come help us out & learn more about Whistler’s history in the process.
H e l p s c a n a n d d i g i t i z e t h e c o l l e c t i o n- Gain some archival experience while getting exposed to Whistler’s fascinating photographic history. We can teach you all the necessary skills for this one.
P R O G R A M S H e l p o u t w i t h a w i d e v a r i e t y o f e x c i t i n g e v e n t s- The Museum puts on many events throughout the year, and we would love to have your help pulling one or more of these together. Ideal if you are looking to get some event planning experience.
G i v e p r e s e n t a t i o n s o n W h i s t l e r h i s t o r y- Love giving presentations? Have some great Whistler stories of your own? We are always looking for people to give presentations to interested groups.
F a c i l i t a t e w a l k i n g t o u r s- Take groups out on walking tours around the village while sharing Whistler’s history. We have the tours prepared, just bring your outgoing personality and love of people!
O T H E R I T He l p- If you have computer skills and would like to help the museum out, we are often in need of some IT assistance as we shift into a digitized collection