Join the Weston Museum as a volunteer and create a unique experience for yourself and our visitors. Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge, and skills or try something new.    

Why volunteer at the Museum?

Weston Museum was in danger of closing until Weston-super-Mare Town Council stepped in and saved it for the community. To maintain the Museum for the Weston-super-Mare, we actively encourage volunteers to become part of the team. Our volunteers give their time for a variety of different reasons; some are passionate about history and heritage, some are using the skills gained through their volunteer experience as a stepping stone to paid employment, and some simply want to avoid social isolation. Whatever your reason may be, joining our team will enable you to fulfil personal goals whilst helping sustain your local community museum.

 

What can we offer you?

We are committed to provide and promote equal opportunities and openly encourage diversity amongst our volunteer team. All of our volunteers are supported by our induction process and within their chosen roles. We offer a variety of training opportunities to enable our volunteers to gain new skills and knowledge. The museum team also aims to give our volunteers an enjoyable and stimulating experience in a safe and welcoming environment. We hope to be in a position to help with personal growth and well-being and we are always conscious of just how our volunteers can make a difference.  Working as a team, we do not differentiate between paid staff and volunteers;  we celebrate success from all team members.

To give everyone a chance to meet other volunteers and members of the museum team, we hold regular volunteer social events. These range from a get together over coffee, to trips to local places of interest.

 

How to Apply

If you're interested in joining our team or finding out more, you can browse our current volunteer roles (listed below) or contact us directly to express your interest.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Meet new people, including fellow volunteers and our wide visitor base
  • Training and support to develop existing skills and learn new ones
  • Gain work-related experience
  • Involved in local heritage
  • Regular Social Events

What we are looking for in a volunteer:

  • A Friendly Attitude
  • Enthusiasm
  • Adaptability
  • Dedication
  • Loyalty
  • Time

Volunteer Newsletters

Each season, the whole team contributes towards a newsletter, which is compiled by a volunteer and gives updates on news and events going on in the museum. Click one of the buttons below to read a recent volunteer newsletter. Please note, these are PDFs, which you will need a pdf reader to open, these can be downloaded for free online if you don't have one installed.