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.

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. 

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

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