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Opportunities

Our museum is located on seventeen hectares in Steinbach, MB, and is a recognized leader in preserving and interpreting the Mennonite faith and cultural heritage while serving over 40,000 visitors annually from around the world. There are many ways to get involved and contribute to this great organization and our community as a whole. We have opportunities for board and committee members, volunteers, auxiliary members, paid staff, donors and members of the organization.

Volunteering

Why Should You Volunteer?

  • Meet new people and help bring the community together!
  • Have fun! Bring your friends, children or even grandchildren with you to volunteer!
  • Enjoy free admission and half off your meal on the day you volunteer!

What Can I Do?

  • Prepare and serve food in the Short-Order Booth
  • Assist with Parking or Admissions
  • Share Mennonite history with others as an interpreter
  • Sell concessions and tickets for wagon rides
  • And much, much more!

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.

  • Winter school program interpreters (February to April)
  • Spring and summer school program interpreters (May – Sept)
  • Tour guides (May – Sept)
  • Events: parking, baking, interpreters, admission attendants, food services and others
  • Carpenters and crafters
  • Automotive enthusiasts: tuning up vehicles, washing and cleaning vehicles, regular maintenance on vehicles
  • Blacksmith
  • Windmill assistants and guides. Our master miller will provide training

If you are interested in volunteering, start by submitting a volunteer application form (link below). A Volunteer Orientation is typically held in April.

VOLUNTEER FORM

Auxiliary

Our Auxiliary play a very important role in many areas including educating, cooking, fundraising, and creating an authentic experience at our museum.

What Can I Do?

  • Village Quilters: design, sew, piece and then quilt beautiful works of art. The quilts are usually pre-ordered or made to sell in the Gift Shop or used for the Quilt Raffle. The quilting is also a demonstration at the many MHV events.
  • Auxiliary Faspa: an annual event to bring history alive with a program of skits and music and a traditional faspa.
  • Film Nights: an educational component to our fundraising. Otto Klassen films have been featured in the past and again teach and remind us of our journey to Canada. Delicious home made pies complete this fundraising event.
  • Waffle Booth: our biggest fundraiser! The waffle booth is open at all MHV events and features the old fashioned heart shaped waffles topped with white vanilla sauce, just like grandma used to make!
  • Rollkuchen and Watermelon: another favorite at events! Special orders have been made for weddings and staff barbecues!
  • Catering: during the winter months the Auxiliary accommodates rentals at MHV by providing light lunches, snacks or dinners.
  • Annual Fall Turkey Dinner: a highlight for the community to enjoy a Sunday lunch at MHV – a traditional turkey dinner is served.
  • Apron Project: inspired by the book “Mennonite Girls Can Cook: the Auxiliary sews aprons to sell in the Gift Shop.

Membership

Membership in Mennonite Heritage Village benefits both the member and the organization. To accommodate differing needs, MHV offers a number of membership packages.

Definitions of Membership

  • Family Membership is defined as parents and their dependent children under the age of 18.
  • Individual Lifetime Membership is defined as Adult Individual and their dependent children under the age of 18.

Benefits of Membership

  • Involvement in the important work of Mennonite Heritage Village
  • Free admission to museum
  • A free subscription to Village Voice, MHV’s newsletter
  • A 10% discount on regularly priced items in Village Books & Gifts, facility rentals, program participation and restaurant services (General Store purchases are not included)
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting
  • Eligibility to become a MHV Board Member
  • Ability to attend membership meetings and other public events and functions of MHV at your own expense
  • Two complimentary day passes to share with friends
  • Entitlement to 50% off Gate Admission for guests accompanying member
  • Entitlement to free guided tours when deemed possible and appropriate by MHV staff and on advanced arrangement
  • Free admission to other Signature Museums (some restrictions may apply)
    • Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre – Morden
    • Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum – Brandon
    • Manitoba Agricultural Museum – Austin
    • New Iceland Heritage Museum – Gimli
    • Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada – Winnipeg
    • St. Boniface Museum – Winnipeg

Categories of Membership

Annual Individual – $30
Annual Family – $50
Lifetime Individual – $500

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