If you enjoy history, working with enthusiastic people, and live in the Ottawa area, perhaps you’d like to join our team of volunteers at the Diefenbunker.

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist in the following areas:

  • Special events and fundraising;
  • Museum tour guides, both public and educational tours;
  • Display/exhibit design and construction;
  • Operations and facility maintenance;
  • Administration;
  • Archive and library.

For more information, please e-mail volunteer@diefenbunker.ca or call us at (613) 839-0007.

» Diefenbunker Volunteer Application


Interested in volunteering for our Incident at the Bunker: Zombie Adventure? 

Visit our “For Zombies Only” page for all the details.


Volunteer Docent Positions

The Diefenbunker is seeking history enthusiasts of all ages for the position of Volunteer Docent. The Volunteer Docent will learn the history of the museum and interact with museum visitors during operational hours.

Do you love to talk to people? Do you want to meet new people? Would you like to be a part of the museum team?

The Diefenbunker is Canada’s most important Cold War site, and one of the most unique museums in Canada. Spend your time underground with us, and enjoy a chance to meet visitors from around the world!

We’re looking for Volunteer Docents during our operating hours, 11am to 4pm, 7 days a week. This opportunity is perfect for high school students, retirees, New Canadians, and anyone who loves museums.

Volunteer Docents must be available for at least 6 hours a week on a consistent basis.

Contact volunteer@diefenbunker.ca to find out more or apply!