Contact the Canadian Automotive Museum



99 Simcoe Street South
Central Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G7

(905) 576-1222

Since 1963 the Canadian Automotive Museum has preserved and shared the history of the Canadian automotive industry.


Volunteers detailing the 1928 Bugatti before it goes out to the Canadian International Auto Show. 

Why Volunteer?

The Canadian Automotive Museum has a mission to share the importance of Canada’s automotive heritage, which we achieve with the assistance of volunteers. We are looking for individuals with a genuine interest in Canada’s automotive history that can foster the growth of the museum and stimulate public awareness of its programs and facilities. 

Benefits of Volunteering:

• Free admission to the museum and special events.

• Invitations to recognition events, meetings and training sessions.

• Fulfill school requirements in a fun and rewarding atmosphere.

• Meet others who are passionate about Canadian automotive history.


The Canadian Automotive Museum's library team sorting magazines. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Collections and Archives Assistant: Explore Canada’s automotive history through newspapers, photographs, and maps. Under the supervision of the Automotive Librarian, volunteers will assist with cataloging and digitizing the automotive reference collection.  

Buildings & Grounds Maintenance: Our century-old museum building is in constant need of maintenance from painting to plumbing and general upkeep of the facility.  

Vehicle Maintenance: Skilled volunteers assist with detailing vehicles, inflating tires, and turning over engines to ensure that the collection is properly maintained.

Tour Guide: Guides serve as knowledgeable experts leading groups through the museum during group tours, special events, and school field trips. Guides receive training and access to research materials to create their own individualized tours.

Special Events Assistant: The CAM hosts special activities during Family Day, March Break, and Winter Break. Special event volunteers answer visitor questions, help children assemble crafts, and provide security in the galleries.

Research Assistant: Do you consider yourself knowledgeable about cars, GM Canada, or automotive history? The CAM receives inquiries from researchers from around the world and often we need help answering their questions. Volunteers serve as a valuable resource for answering questions and developing new exhibits and articles.  

Professional Services: Do you have a professional service that you are willing to contribute to the operation of the Canadian Automotive Museum? Professional skills include professional fields such as plumbing, electrical, legal, and accounting.

A volunteer tour guide giving a tour of the Canadian Automotive Museum galleries. 

Application Process

1. Review the position descriptions above.

2. Contact the museum for an application form.

3. Complete and return the application form.

4. Receive notification of your application status and the next steps in the process.