Volunteering at Chippenham Museum

Our volunteers are the backbone of our museum. Their roles range 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.

Please find details of our current Volunteer Opportunities below.

Additional to specific opportunities listed below, we are always happy to discuss your individual interests and ways in which you may like to volunteer within the team. Please visit the museum, call 01249 705020 or email heritage@chippenham.gov.uk if you would like to discuss anything relating to volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunity: Seasonal Visitor Welcome Volunteer

Where: Chippenham Museum & Yelde Hall
When: 3 hours fortnightly/weekly June to October 2019, mostly Saturdays but dates Monday – Friday also available
Applications open until: Monday 6 May
Open Day to learn more: Saturday 27 April 11am – 2pm

Download: Seasonal Visitor Welcome Volunteer Role Description

Download: Seasonal Visitor Welcome Volunteer Application Form

Click here to view this role on do-it.org

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.

This role will include:

  • Greeting visitors and encouraging conversations to create a warm and friendly experience throughout a visit to Chippenham Museum and the Yelde Hall.
  • Using a touch screen till in the shop and cash handling.

What we are looking for:

This role would suit those with a friendly and approachable manner who would feel confident and enthusiastic when interacting with visitors. You’ll be invited to attend a training session before starting, however some knowledge of Chippenham and a familiarity with digital technology to operate the till would be an advantage. Please note volunteer opportunities are open to those aged 18 and over.

When would I volunteer?

This role will primarily take place on Saturdays, although please indicate if you have additional availably during the week. Sessions are for 3 hours (10am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm), ideally once a fortnight or once a week. The duration of this role is from June to October 2019, although volunteers may be invited to continue depending on availability of roles.

What we can offer:

  • Opportunity to meet new people as part of Chippenham Museum’s volunteer team
  • Training & opportunities to develop new or existing skills, eg customer service
  • References for future roles
  • Free parking and refreshments when volunteering
  • Invitation to volunteers’ party and annual trip

How to apply:

Applications are open until Monday 6 May with opportunity to learn more at an Open Day at the museum on Saturday 27 April 11am – 2pm. Our application form can be downloaded using the link above, collected from the museum or emailed to individuals. If you would like to discuss your application please contact Claire Selman, Museum Assistant, on 01249 705020 or heritage@chippenham.gov.uk

Friends of the 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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