What our volunteers do and how to become a volunteer

Volunteers play a central role at St Barbe Museum and their contribution over the years has helped us develop a reputation as one of the most successful and innovative small museums in the region.

Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the museum’s work including serving at the front counter, giving out visitor information, stewarding in the museum, helping with events, research, installing exhibitions, working with the collections.

For most of these roles there are opportunities for multiple volunteers, so working as part of a team is very much a part of the experience.  When a new volunteer joins us they will receive introductory training the relevant co-ordinator and annual refresher training where appropriate.  For some roles such as Education Assistant there may be a requirement to undertake a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check because of regulations governing people who work with children or vulnerable adults.

There are also regular volunteer briefings and social events.

You are also very welcome to come in and talk to our volunteers to find out more. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at St Barbe please email us on volunteer.rect@stbarbe-museum.org.uk or complete an application form either with the printable document or the online form below

volunteer application

Application form for becoming a volunteer at St Barbe

About yourself

Your availability(Required)
Please tick the days that you are available to volunteer
Which area/s of our work interest you most?(Required)
Most of our vacancies are in reception, shop, tourist information


please give the names and details of two people who know you well
Referee 1(Required)


Thank you very much for taking the time to fill out this form

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