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Personal Treasures

trenchesPersonal Treasures is designed to allow you to display your own items of militaria that may have been gathering dust in your basement or attic but which each carry an interesting story.


To support our mission of supporting the Canadian War Museum in its mission to educate, preserve and commemorate Canada’s military history, we need volunteers.  The Friends are all volunteers;  we raise funds for acquisitions and programs, we provide interpreters in the galleries and we help conduct special events at the Museum. We invite you to join us.

Volunteering with the FCWM can take take many forms.  We try to utilize the talents our volunteers bring. They labour diligently in the “tank shop” on the restoration of vehicles and other equipment.  Click HERE for a video on the unveiling of the restored Fordson Food Van. They can also be found in the Research Centre and in the archives performing painstaking historical research on behalf of the Museum.  Others work on the myriad administrative duties associated with the Friends of the Canadian War Museum, as members of the Board of Directors or as Committee members; looking after the office, the FCWM web site, the book store, etc. - tasks all integral to the FCWM support of the Canadian War Museum.

Perhaps even more varied than their volunteer duties are their backgrounds. Many, but by no means all, have records of naval or military service. Others were employed as scientists, engineers, educators, public servants or in the private sector.

They also reflect the rich mosaic of the Canadian population.  They are men and women born both in Canada and abroad reflecting the cultural and ethnic diversity of Canada.  Taken as a whole, they could be characterized as a “core sample” of almost a century of Canadian history.

To apply to become a Volunteer to assist the Friends of the Canadian War Museum, click HERE


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