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Become a volunteer

Whether you choose to be on the front line greeting international visitors from the United States, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, Australia and all points in between, or working behind the scenes assisting with our interpretive programs, there is a way for you to volunteer your time at Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site.

Visitors from around the globe are drawn to the uplifting stories of the Underground Railroad, and Rev. Henson’s inspiring achievements. We would love for you to share this story of freedom with them.

Volunteers are an essential part of our museum operation, and we couldn’t maintain our high level of customer service without them. Should you decide to give of your time, you could assist us with:

  • Greeting and site orientation
  • Gift shop sales
  • Special events
  • Black heritage research

Consider volunteering your time at this important African-Canadian heritage destination. For more information, call Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site at 519-683-2978 or email

Slavery to freedom
Slavery to freedom
During the 19th century, thousands of enslaved and many free African-Americans fled the United States and made their way to freedom in Canada. Ontario was one of their primary destinations.
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