Volunteering opportunities at the Museum

To keep the Museum open to the public and our programme of activities running, we need new recruits to our teams of Desk Volunteers and Learning & Activity Volunteers. If you are already a volunteer, or are unable to volunteer, don’t stop reading yet – you might just know or meet someone who could be interested.

So here are at-a-glance descriptions of the volunteering roles, and the staff to contact for more information or an informal chat.

Desk Volunteers

Our dedicated team of desk volunteers work a shift of between 2 and 3 hours on a regular basis, Tuesday-Friday and Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons. Main duties are to welcome visitors, sell admission tickets and souvenirs, answer the telephone and relay enquiries to the appropriate member of staff.
Contact : Wendy-Jo Atter, Museum Admin Officer, 01799 510644

Learning & Activity Volunteers

For those who like working with families and children, an opportunity to help with preparing and running our popular holiday and half-term activities. Because this role involves direct contact with children, a DBS check (formerly known as a CRB check) is essential; this is arranged and paid for by Uttlesford District Council. This role would particularly suit anyone with experience of teaching and helping out at schools or running clubs and activities with young people.
Contact : Jenny Oxley, Acting Curator, 01799 510640 joxley@uttlesford.gov.uk

Collections Volunteers

Collections volunteers help our curatorial staff behind-the-scenes at the museum. They carry out a variety of tasks, including:

  • helping us to document our collections onto our database
  • transcribing and recording information from early museum documents, such as accession registers
  • helping us to re-pack collections and move them between stores
  • photographing our collections

For more information, on any of these opportunities to get involved in the Museum please contact us on 01799 510333 or email museum@uttlesford.gov.uk