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Volunteer roles

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There are lots of different ways you can contribute to the life of the Museum and we are always looking for volunteers.

Our volunteer posts will be involved in a range of aspects of the Museum operations, its planning and engagement, while recruiting and supervising a team of volunteers relating to specific heritage operations.

In return for your support, you will also enjoy:

  • Being a key member of the Museum family
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth and development in a community-focussed museum
  • Gaining specialised experience within a wide range of key areas of heritage and Museum operations
  • A supportive, friendly, environment
  • Induction to the Wisbech & Fenland Museum, its people and operations
  • Full training as required to perform the role
  • Out-of-pocket travel expenses, as described in the Volunteering Policy
  • Invitation to volunteering and Museum events, and discount in the shop

Available volunteer roles

The following unpaid posts operate closely with the Museum staff and the board of directors to support the future sustainability of the Museum operations.

Community Engagement Volunteer

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This role includes:

  • Supporting the coordination and delivery of community engagement outreach activity
  • Developing links with schools, local businesses and organisations
  • Supporting museum staff in opening and closing the museum for certain activities
  • Involved in the museum’s overall activity and programming planning

To request more information or an application form please email volunteering@wisbechmuseum.org.uk

Gallery Volunteer

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This role includes:

  • Welcoming visitors to the museum
  • Stewarding in the galleries and library
  • Assisting and supporting workshops in the museum
  • Assisting and supporting events in the museum

To request more information or an application form please email volunteering@wisbechmuseum.org.uk

Visitor Experience Volunteer

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This role includes:

  • Providing a visitor welcome and information during their visit
  • Serving merchandise and souvenirs
  • Taking part in an occasional pop up cafe (pre-prepared food and self-service drinks) alongside special events
  • Handling cash, till and restocking shop stock
  • Answering the phone
  • Assisting in keeping the front of house areas safe, clean and clear

To request more information or an application form please email volunteering@wisbechmuseum.org.uk

Education Volunteer

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This role includes:

  • Preparing for workshops and visits
  • Supporting the lead Education Officer
  • Assisting and supporting learning workshops in the museum
  • Assisting and supporting learning events in the museum

To request more information or an application form please email volunteering@wisbechmuseum.org.uk

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