Make a new year’s resolution to volunteer at the museum
Posted on: 15 January 2020
Have you made a new year’s resolution to learn new skills, meet new people or build your confidence? If so, the Museum of Barnstaple could have just the right opportunity for you.
The museum needs more volunteer staff and anyone aged 16 and over can apply. Volunteering offers a whole assortment of opportunities which can help meet your personal goals as well as helping others.
There are many ways you can volunteer to care for North Devon’s heritage and help to provide an amazing service to Barnstaple’s museum visitors. The museum provides a safe, friendly atmosphere where you can learn new skills and improve your confidence, share your passion for North Devon history and attend private views and talks on exhibitions.
There are a range of volunteer opportunities including cataloging and caring for collections; introducing visitors to the building and its collections; helping with the museum’s learning programme; or assisting in the tearooms and museum shop. The yearly programme of exhibitions and events provides volunteers with the opportunity to gain skills in exhibition installation, event management, research and curation.
Below are the different roles you can become involved with at the Museum –
To become a volunteer download a volunteer application form HERE. You will be invited for an informal induction to meet the team and see which roles are right for you. Please be aware you must be aged 16 or over to volunteer, under 18’s must get permission from their parent or guardian.