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Volunteers and Friends

Volunteering at Chippenham Museum

Our volunteers are the backbone of our museum. The work they do ranges from meeting and greeting our visitors to getting involved with looking after the collections. The frequency of volunteering with the museum can vary to suit individual needs, ranging from taking part in occasional activities to volunteering for a couple of hours every week.

We asked our volunteer team why they choose to volunteer with us:

“It’s a lovely place to be. Meeting people and being able to help people with local history makes the role very interesting and enjoyable.”

“I enjoy meeting people and have learnt a lot about Chippenham since volunteering at the museum. I like to listen to people tell their stories.”

“ I joined in 2004 and I still enjoy it, you learn so much about the history of Chippenham. The people I volunteer with have become friends over the years, long may it continue.”

Current Opportunities

Visitor Welcome Volunteer

Where: Museum and Yelde Hall

When: 3 hours in the morning or afternoon, either fortnightly or at flexible times

Role: Play a big part in helping visitors to enjoy, understand and discover Chippenham’s past as a Visitor Welcome Volunteer. This role can be enjoyably varied, often shaped by the interests of visitors, and gives volunteers the opportunity to interact with visitors both from both the local area and all over the world.

Click here to view the full Visitor Welcome Volunteer role profile

Discovery Time Volunteer

Where: Museum

When: Every other Monday 10am – 12pm

Role: Discovery Time is Chippenham Museum’s weekly messy play session for under 5s and their parents/guardians on Monday mornings. The session is supervised by volunteers who create a warm and friendly welcome and offer assistance when needed.

Click here to view the full Discovery Time Volunteer role description

How to apply

To apply as a volunteer, please click here to download a Volunteer Application Form.  Paper copies are also available from the museum. Forms can be returned in person or emailed to

Please do email or call 01249 705020 if you would like to discuss your application or have any other volunteering enquires.

Please note volunteer opportunities are currently for those aged 18 and over.


Work Experience and Student Placements

We are able to support a limited number of local school work experience and college or university placements. Please contact the museum either by calling 01249 705020 or emailing to discuss potential availability of opportunities.


Friends of Chippenham Museum

Our friends group supports the museum by raising money, promoting activities and organising an enjoyable social programme. As well as a regular newsletter Friends are invited to exhibition openings, talks and special activities

If you are interested in joining the friends group, please click here to download and return an Application Form. Copies are also available from Chippenham Museum.

A copy of the Friends of Chippenham Museum’s Data Protection Policy can be viewed here.

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