There are many ways you can volunteer to care for North Devon’s heritage, helping to provide an amazing service to Barnstaple’s museum visitors. The museum would not run without its experienced and friendly team of volunteers whose total annual hours are equal to five full time staff.
Why volunteer? Did you know, volunteering has been proved to benefit your overall well-being as well as your community? Working in our historic listed building volunteers are involved in a range of activities and projects. We provide a safe and friendly atmosphere where you can learn new skills and build confidence, enhance and share a passion for North Devon history, attend private views and exhibition talks and feel appreciated as a vital part of our organisation.
What can I do? There is a range of volunteer opportunities including cataloguing 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 –
How do I apply? To become a volunteer download our 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.
If you are interested in the museum’s work experience or university placement offers please see our website’s learning section.