About Us

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Join the McMichael Volunteer Committee

The McMichael Volunteer Committee is a dedicated team of McMichael members, from all walks of life, who share a passion for the arts and are committed to volunteerism. Our purpose is to support the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (MCAC) and the public that attends its programs.

Joining the McMichael Volunteer Committee is a rewarding way for you to:

  • Meet interesting people
  • Learn more about the McMichael and about Canadian art
  • Contribute to the community
  • Develop your skills and interests
  • Participate in interesting excursions to other museums and galleries,
  • And much more.

Monthly meetings are often accompanied by exhibition tours. General Meetings are held at the gallery one Monday morning a month from September to June.

McMichael Volunteers:

  • Provide volunteer support for a wide variety of McMichael programs and events
  • Conduct  tours of the McMichael, and
  • Organize events, including the McMichael Volunteer Annual Art Sale

Our major fundraiser is the Annual Autumn Art Sale, held every October. Over the years, the Volunteer Committee has raised over $500,000 in support of numerous exhibition and program expenditures at the gallery. We strongly support the VOICES program for young students through funding and volunteering during the program. The VOICES program, (Visual Outreach Initiative Creating Empowered Students) is an innovative learning opportunity for young students, developed collaboratively by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the York Region District School Board. We are proud to support this creative program which can positively affect the lives of both the students and teachers involved.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer

Have a passion for arts and learning? …
Become a docent

Docents lead interactive tours of our permanent collection and exhibitions, for McMichael’s student and adult groups. You can opt to work with kids, adults or both.

Learn more about becoming a docent

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the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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McMichael Volunteers – 2015 Annual General Meeting