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 : Carolyn Wingfield, Curator, 01799 510640 cwingfield@uttlesford.gov.uk

Collections Volunteers

Now we are settling into our new store at Shirehill, we need volunteers to help improve the packing of collections, and cataloguing collections on computer. Accuracy in recording information and experience in using computers, especially Microsoft Excel, are necessary, but you don’t need to have an in-depth knowledge of history or archaeology. There are also roles for people who are good with a digital camera or have good manual dexterity..
Contact: Carolyn Wingfield, Curator, 01799 510640 cwingfield@uttlesford.gov.uk

Secretarial Volunteers

If you have secretarial skills which you are prepared to use to help the Museum Society,  we would love to hear from you. Contact the Society on saffronwaldenms@gmail.com