We are supported in our work by a large number of local people who volunteer their time, skills and expertise. If you want to help out, our Community Museums in Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Fareham, Christchurch and Aldershot are now recruiting volunteers. We are also seeking volunteers for Bursledon Windmill and Rockbourne Roman Villa.

Benefits

By volunteering with us you will be helping your local community museum and meeting new people.

Working with us can also provide significant experience on your CV, particularly as volunteers are encouraged to commit for at least three months. It may also enable you to collect UCAS points.

Volunteering can improve your physical, emotional and mental well-being, provide an opportunity to meet people and perhaps provide a stepping stone to higher education or employment.

Volunteers will receive an induction and thorough training programme covering a number of areas such as visitor services, enquiries, booking procedures and security and warding.

What’s involved

We need Welcome Museum volunteers at all the community museums listed below and sites, and garden volunteers at some of our sites.

Shifts tend to be 9am to 1.15pm and 1pm to 5.15pm on weekdays (slightly shorter at the weekends). Potential volunteers need to consider which shifts they would prefer and how often they could attend.

As a volunteer you will be making a real contribution to the community. You will be providing information and help to museum visitors, helping in the cafe and shop and supporting the overall operation of the museum.

How to apply

Take a look at the list of venues we manage and explore those that appeal to you.  Each venue lists current volunteering opportunities on their own web pages, so follow the links to read more information and apply.

Working with collections

We have a large team of volunteers who provide valuable assistance with managing our extensive collections. However, we are not recruiting further volunteers to work with our collections at the moment, as our main focus is on developing the ‘Welcome Museum volunteer’ role.