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Volunteer with Chippenham Museum

Our team of over 40 volunteers support the service we provide in a number of ways from welcoming visitors, to caring for the collection and assisting with events. We welcome applications to join our volunteer team throughout the year, and for specific opportunities featured below.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday Visitor Welcome Volunteer (Seasonal)

See Chippenham’s past like never before and play a big part in helping visitors discover and enjoy our town as a Visitor Welcome Volunteer this summer. This role is based at Chippenham Museum and the medieval Yelde Hall nearby. No two days are the same, and you will meet visitors from both the local area and all over the world. For full details, please see our Role Description.

Key downloads:

Role Description

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteering with Chippenham Museum gives you the opportunity to:

  • Meet new people as part of the Chippenham Museum volunteer team, with social events and group information sessions.
  • Make a difference to the enjoyment of our town.
  • Receive training and support, including till training and customer service.
  • Include Chippenham Museum as a reference for future roles.
  • Discover our work and the museum collection behind the scenes.
  • Receive free parking if required, and refreshments when volunteering.

How to apply:

To register your interest in volunteering at Chippenham Museum, please complete our Volunteer Application Form available to download here  or collect from the museum.

Please return by email to heritage@chippenham.gov.uk , by hand or post to Chippenham Museum, 9 – 10 Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3HF. We will respond within two weeks of submitting your application.

Please let us know if there are any access adjustments we can make to help you complete your application. If you would like to discuss your interests and potential opportunities before making an application please do pop in, email heritage@chippenham.gov.uk or call 01249 705020.

Volunteering is open to those aged 18 and over. If you would like to volunteer and are aged 17 or under, including completing your Duke of Edinburgh Award or school work experience, please contact the museum separately.

Chippenham Museum is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who volunteer us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities.


Please view our Museum Volunteers Privacy Notice  on Chippenham Town Council’s Data Protection page.

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Friends of the Museum

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

Annual membership is £5 per person. 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..

A copy of the Friends of Chippenham Museum’s Constitution can be viewed here