Our Volunteers are spectacular!

Posted: May 1, 2012 in Volunteering

The roots of volunteerism run deep at the Diefenbunker. In 1998, our museum was created by a dedicated group of volunteers – many of whom still volunteer with us regularly. Our volunteers do an amazingly diverse range of tasks, from leading tours and working in the archives, to doing maintenance work and running our very own amateur radio station, VE3CWM.

The Diefenbunker hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Night on Tuesday April 17, to celebrate National Volunteer Week. The event included a trivia contest, with prizes for 1st and 2nd place. And, of course, there was lots of tasty food to go around – made for the volunteers by staff.

The game had three sections: pub quiz-style team trivia, a lightning round and a round entitled “Master of Disguise.”

For the pub quiz, volunteers and staff worked in teams to answer multiple choice questions such as: Which US President signed the SALT II treaty?
A) Carter B) Nixon C) Reagan or D) Ford.

Volunteers thinking about answers to trivia

This answer is A) Carter

For the Lightning Round, two people from each team had to guess as many Cold War-themed words as possible in a minute and a half.

The last round was a competition to see who could disguise themselves the fastest. One person from each team had to put on a hat and coat from our Spy Camp wardrobe. The first person to finish won the most points for their team.

Volunteers dressed as spies

In the end, the winning team was the Starboard Side Midships with 37 out of 45 possible points!

The winning team with their mini trophies

Best of all, everyone – volunteers and staff – had a great time and a few good laughs.

Get Involved! Be a Diefenbunker Volunteer

At the Diefenbunker, we really cherish our volunteers. If you want to get involved as a volunteer please visit our volunteer page on our website here.

  1. Charlotte Garr says:

    I know people who volunteer there and they really enjoy it. They say, there’s never a dull moment at the bunker! With all these blogs and new events, I don’t doubt it.

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