Volunteer

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is not accepting new volunteers, with the exception of students and graduates of Master of Information or Master of Library and Information Science programs. This is due to a change of staffing levels and funding at the CLGA. 13,000 hours of volunteer time was donated to the CLGA in 2017. In order to maintain our volunteer program’s standards, we are working towards remodelling this program. If you are still interested in volunteering, we will put your name on a wait list and will contact you when we begin accepting new volunteers later this year. We appreciate your interest in volunteering at the CLGA.

WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS:

At the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives we find volunteers from many different backgrounds, experiences, and diversities to help build the strength of the organization. From 1973 to 2004 the CLGA functioned as an entirely volunteer run community organization. Since 2004, the CLGA has grown the staff team to three and, the number of  volunteers and volunteer hours has increased. In 2017 we had 165 people contributed over 13,000 volunteer hours to the CLGA. Even with staff we haven’t lost that volunteer-driven and focused organization.

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Long-serving volunteer Alan Miller poses in front of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives for the Volunteer Toronto poster campaign.

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES:

Current volunteer needs of the CLGA are always changing based on what is happening at the Archives. We are always looking for new people to volunteer in different areas of the CLGA. Please contact volunteer@clga.ca with any questions about volunteer opportunities with the CLGA. Below you will find our current opportunities:

  • Administration: Volunteers working in administration will perform a range of administrative and office support functions for CLGA to facilitate the efficient operations of the organization.
  • Archival Mentor: We are looking for people who have experience as an archivist who are willing to mentor new volunteers in archival practice.
  • Archivists: Archivists are responsible for the in-take, processing, and preservation of the archival holdings of the CLGA in a variety of mediums.
  • Community Developer: Community developers are people dedicated to doing promotion, research, and tours of the CLGA to directly raise its profile in the community.
  • Facilities: Working in facilities includes supporting the ongoing maintenance of our heritage home at 34 Isabella.
  • Fundraisers: Fundraisers look for opportunities to increase monetary resources for the CLGA in order to continue the basic functioning of other committees as well as expand CLGA services.
  • Social Media Specialist: Social media specialists at the CLGA help us develop and deliver content through social media and, engage with communities that we serve.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply email volunteer@clga.ca with your statement of interest and your resume, or fill out the online form here.

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The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is not accepting new volunteers, with the exception of students and graduates of Master of Information or Master of Library and Information Science programs. This is due to a change of staffing levels and funding at the CLGA. 13,000 hours of volunteer time was donated to the CLGA in 2017. In order to maintain our volunteer program’s standards, we are working towards remodelling this program. If you are still interested in volunteering, we will put your name on a wait list and will contact you when we begin accepting new volunteers later this year. We appreciate your interest in volunteering at the CLGA.

WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS:

At the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives we find volunteers from many different backgrounds, experiences, and diversities to help build the strength of the organization. From 1973 to 2004 the CLGA functioned as an entirely volunteer run community organization. Since 2004, the CLGA has grown the staff team to three and, the number of  volunteers and volunteer hours has increased. In 2017 we had 165 people contributed over 13,000 volunteer hours to the CLGA. Even with staff we haven’t lost that volunteer-driven and focused organization.

volunteer_poster_metro_stop
Long-serving volunteer Alan Miller poses in front of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives for the Volunteer Toronto poster campaign.

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES:

Current volunteer needs of the CLGA are always changing based on what is happening at the Archives. We are always looking for new people to volunteer in different areas of the CLGA. Please contact volunteer@clga.ca with any questions about volunteer opportunities with the CLGA. Below you will find our current opportunities:

  • Administration: Volunteers working in administration will perform a range of administrative and office support functions for CLGA to facilitate the efficient operations of the organization.
  • Archival Mentor: We are looking for people who have experience as an archivist who are willing to mentor new volunteers in archival practice.
  • Archivists: Archivists are responsible for the in-take, processing, and preservation of the archival holdings of the CLGA in a variety of mediums.
  • Community Developer: Community developers are people dedicated to doing promotion, research, and tours of the CLGA to directly raise its profile in the community.
  • Facilities: Working in facilities includes supporting the ongoing maintenance of our heritage home at 34 Isabella.
  • Fundraisers: Fundraisers look for opportunities to increase monetary resources for the CLGA in order to continue the basic functioning of other committees as well as expand CLGA services.
  • Social Media Specialist: Social media specialists at the CLGA help us develop and deliver content through social media and, engage with communities that we serve.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply email volunteer@clga.ca with your statement of interest and your resume, or fill out the online form here.

CONTACT US


Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@clga.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:
Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@clga.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is located on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The CLGA strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.