Volunteers Lucy Astbury and Lindsay Wilson at the Grace Darling museum in Bamburgh standing in front of museum artifacts

Be a heritage and museum volunteer

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Fuel your passion for history and help keep our stories of courage and innovation alive.

If you’re just as passionate about our lifesaving history as we are, join us as a heritage volunteer.

We celebrate our history through our archive and historic collections based at our Support Centre in Poole, Dorset, and at our six museums.

Why become a heritage and museum volunteer?

  1. As a heritage volunteer, you’ll help to protect and preserve our rich heritage so that our story can be told for years to come.
  2. Through telling our story, you’ll be keeping our stories of courage and innovation alive, inspiring supporters from all generations.
  3. Join an inclusive and diverse organisation.
  4. Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference.
  5. Learn new skills and gain experience to enhance your CV.
  6. Gain the satisfaction of giving back.

What heritage and museum roles can you do?

Museum front of house volunteer

Engage visitors with the inspiring story of the museum. Interact with customers, provide an excellent level of customer service and give information about the museum to our visitors.


Heritage research volunteer

Undertake research for specific projects for the Heritage Team.

If you’re specifically interested in volunteering at one of our museums, you can also contact the museum directly to see if there are any volunteering opportunities. Find your nearest museum. Or to find out about heritage volunteering opportunities at our Support Centre in Poole, contact our Heritage Team.