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VOLUNTEER AT AMBERLEY

Volunteers are vital to the running of the Museum and we are always looking for new volunteers to help support the daily running of the site.

Museum volunteers are organised into groups, and for each of these, there is a designated ‘Head of Group’ who leads their team, communicating with the Museum and organising their team rotas. We aim to have as many of the Museum areas open as possible every day, but this is dependent on having enough volunteers to cover the roles needed.

When a new volunteer joins the Museum, they are given a tour of the site, health and safety training, and then they allocated to an area of the Museum. This is determined by the skills that the volunteer brings to the Museum, and also by where volunteers are needed. Full training and support for your role will be given. Please understand that sometimes we are not able to offer people a volunteer role at the Museum and this is entirely at the Museum’s discretion.

Volunteers can give as much time to the Museum as they would like. This could be for a few hours, or days a week. Anyone 18 years and older can apply to become a volunteer. Due to the supervision legally required to comply with Health & Safety and Safeguarding requirements for people under 18 years, we are not able to offer routine volunteering roles to younger people, except for formal work experience placements or specifically organised events

Some of our volunteers work just a season, and some have been here nearly 40 years!

Volunteer Opportunities

Bus Drivers: To drive visitors onsite in our vintage buses throughout the year. Full training and support given.

Bus Maintenance: Help keep our buses and garage exhibit areas sparkling clean for visitors to enjoy! Full training and equipment provided.

Bus Restoration: Coach building, upholstery and detailed painting skills needed to work on our TS6 bus restoration project and other projects as required.

Crafts: An opportunity to showcase your traditional craft skills at the Museum or learn a new skill to demonstrate for visitors.

Events Team: Support our busy Event days by volunteering to help with everything from marshalling, answering visitor queries to providing refreshments for exhibitors.

Grounds & Gardening: Amberley Museum is home to nature trails and a landscape that has evolved from a former chalk quarry. If you have a passion for nature conservation or gardening please help us nurture our beautiful site set in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

Grounds & Maintenance: Help keep Amberley looking is best throughout the year! There are always jobs to do from carpentry and plumbing to decorating and bricklaying.

Learning: Assist with school workshops, school visits and family activities onsite throughout the year.

Office administration: Help out in the Museum office by answering the phones, dealing with enquiries, data input and general office admin.

Rail Group: Join our busy train crew operating a narrow gauge railway for visitors every day we are open. Full training and support given for Drivers, Guards and Engineers. Minimum age for Industrial Drivers 18 years and above/Steam Drivers 21 years and above.

Retail Outlets & Restaurant: Be the welcoming face of the Museum in the ticket office, gift shop, the ‘Limeburners’ restaurant or the ‘Pepper Lane Stop’ refreshment trailer.

Specialised Skills: Do you have particular skills relevant to our Museum Collections you would like to volunteer? We would love to hear from you if your skills or experience include engineering, transport, printing, plumbing, energy, communication and rural trades & crafts.

Site Maintenance: Keeping Amberley looking spic and span is a full-time task – there are always jobs we need help with, everything from carpentry to decorating!

Welcome Team: Help to inspire and welcome our 50,000+ visitors every year as they explore Amberley Museum.

Please get in touch if you are looking for work experience or taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme – we are always happy to encourage people starting out, making a career change or getting back out there after the pandemic!

Volunteer Benefits

  • Free Entry for a registered volunteer with badge (plus one guest)
  • Free tea and coffee from our on-site Café, The Limeburners
  • 10% discount on food purchased in our on-site Café (excluding drinks and pre-packaged snacks).
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Gift Shop (excluding books, discs, magazines, edible items and sales goods).
  • Volunteer social events programme
  • Regular Museum newsletter ‘Noticeboard’
  • Meet new people and make new friends.
  • Learn new skills.
  • Gain valuable work experience.
  • Share your own experience and knowledge.
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New Barn Road,
Amberley,
Near Arundel,
West Sussex,
BN18 9LT

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office@amberleymuseum.co.uk

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