Ways to Support
Become a volunteer
Be part of a team that preserves and promotes history.
Join a group of dedicated volunteers! If you’re interested in sharing your skills and experience to support our museum events or operations, we would love to hear from you. We welcome volunteers for special events, tours, facility maintenance, collections, exhibitions, fundraising, and more.
Become a donor
Please consider supporting the Diefenbunker with a one-time, monthly, or annual gift.
The Diefenbunker is unique in that it is both a museum and an artifact. As we continue to improve our facility and engage in new programming, every dollar we receive helps us to preserve this window into the past and to keep our blast doors open for visitors.
Donate today online, or in person on your next visit.
Purchase an Annual Pass
History repeats itself when you buy an Annual Pass.
With unlimited general admission to the museum for a whole year, you can immerse yourself in stories and artifacts of the past and explore the Diefenbunker’s underground secrets year-round. You will also receive announcements on upcoming Diefenbunker activities and opportunities.
Become a Member
Experience all we have to offer underground, time after time.
Receive unlimited general admission to the museum for a whole year, along with unique benefits that include year-round discounts on Diefenbunker events, programs, and merchandise, exclusive invitations, and more.
You will also be contributing to our efforts to increase understanding of a critical period in recent world history and to preserve Canada’s most significant Cold War artifact for future generations.
Become a sponsor
The Diefenbunker offers several different sponsorship opportunities, including our annual Whisky Tasting Fundraiser, educational programs, and rooms within the museum.
Please contact us to tailor a sponsorship package that fulfills your objectives.
Provide gifts or services in kind
As a charitable organization, the Diefenbunker can issue income tax receipts for the fair market value of gifts in kind (artifacts, technology, hardware, software, glassware, paint, etc.) or professional services in kind (consulting, engineering, marketing, etc.).
Please contact us to arrange an opportunity.
Words from our donors
“A wonderful museum with critical national history”
— David N, GoFundMe campaign donor
“I donated because the Diefenbunker is my favourite historical building in the NCR. I love wandering through the hallways that have preserved in the past.”
— Jenn W, GoFundMe campaign donor
“It’s like unlocking a new level in your favourite video game.”
— Elise, Machine Room Project donor
“Thanks for keeping this museum in a condition that keeps it open to the public.”
— Les O., volunteer and online donor
“Thank you for preserving our amazing history! I hope to visit again soon!”
— Justin N., CanadaHelps donor