Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Museum – without the time given to us by our volunteers we would simply be unable to exist.

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In June 2016, the Museum’s volunteers were proud to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The time given by volunteers ranges from a number of days per week to a short fixed-term role. Working times are flexible and you don’t require any existing historic skills, as training is provided.

If you think you’d like to join our team, please click the button below to see our volunteer opportunities and to access an online application form.

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VOLUNTEER ROLES

Anyone can apply to volunteer at Museum and volunteers include students, retirees and anyone with free time. There are lots of volunteering opportunities at the Museum, including:

  • Stewarding houses or giving guided tours
  • Milling, blacksmithing, gardening, tudor cookery, gardening and other crafts
  • Working in the shop and cafe
  • Working at the stables or with the oxen
  • Supporting schools visits and helping on event days
  • Office administration – letter stuffing and data entry
  • Tuesday and Thursday Gangs – hands-on carpentry and basic building conservation

WHAT DOES THE MUSEUM OFFER VOLUNTEERS?

We provide training and support to learn new skills, plus:

  • Free entry with a guest to the Museum during public opening times
  • 20% discount in the Museum’s shop and café
  • Copies of the Museum’s Magazine and regular newsletters
  • A thank you party each summer

HOW TO APPLY & THE APPLICATION PROCESS

You can contact the Volunteers team by emailing volunteers@wealddown.co.uk or call 01243 811015.

Once we have received your enquiry we will arrange a time to have an informal chat here at the Museum. At this chat we can discuss your skills and how you’d like to help, before filling out the application forms. We will then carry out any necessary background checks for the role and contact you to arrange your start date and induction.