We'd love to have you as a volunteer; volunteers are the life blood of the museum. We have no salaried staff so our voluntary help is vital.
There is some information about volunteers on the home page but to gain a taste of the range of opportunities read on;Stewarding. Volunteers do a 2 hour shift, mostly on a weekly basis but some are fortnightly; others more frequently. Some work as a pair, others are happy to be in sole charge. This is the commonest form of involvement.
Many volunteers have helped with museum work; auditing the collection, accessioning new items, photographing and recording, researching, publishing booklets on local history, showing groups around, giving talks etc. etc.
During the move to our new home D I Y skills were utilised; putting up racking, erecting cupboards, painting, decorating etc. etc.
The museum is a business, and we try to run it professionally, so there is a need for secretarial skills, for book-keeping, for sales, for marketing, for fund raising etc. etc.
And, of course, there is the social side. Talks have to be organised, catering done, tickets sold.
So you can see - something for everybody. No excuses, as Kitchener could have said 'your museum needs YOU'.
To join our volunteers please contact Sue Poole.