Windsor & Royal Borough Museum

Volunteer With Us

 

We are a family friendly museum based in the Guildhall in Windsor where objects, audio guides and audio visual presentations help to illustrate the history of the town and the Borough. Our volunteers bring enthusiasm and inspiration to our local heritage and culture.

The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10-4pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12 –4pm. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved throughout the week.

Below is a quick list of how you can get involved with the Museum!

Front of House Volunteers

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Opportunities available for volunteers to assist in the manning of the museum space during opening hours.  Tasks include:

  • Assisting on the reception desk for a 2 hour shift
  • Conducting guided tours of the Guildhall
  • Supporting visitors during their visit
  • Helping to plan and deliver family activities and events
  • Assisting with school groups who have booked our ‘Court in the Act’ session

Relevant Qualities and Experience include:

  • A friendly and polite manner
  • Confident and able to deal with a wide range of people
  • An interest and enthusiasm in museum objects and social history
  • A flexible and helpful attitude

 

Curatorial Volunteers

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Opportunities to carry out collections care and research tasks at the Museum Store.  Tasks include:

  • Accessioning museum objects on our collections database MODES
  • Undertaking research for exhibitions and display
  • Answering local history enquiries from the public
  • Helping to keep the store organised and tidy

Relevant Qualities and Experience include:

  • An interest and enthusiasm in museum objects and social history
  • Interest in learning how to use the museum collections database MODES
  • A flexible and helpful attitude
  • Good research and writing skills with a sound attention to detail

 

Project Volunteers

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Opportunities to get involved with individual projects such as:

  • Digitisation of collections
  • Oral history interviewing and editing
  • Evaluation and feedback from visitors

Relevant Qualities and Experience include:

  • A curiosity about the past
  • Good research and writing skills with a sound attention to detail
  • Interest in learning how to use the museum collections database MODES
  • An interest and enthusiasm for social history and reminiscence projects
  • A willingness to use new recording equipment and editing software

 

Please call us on 01628 685686 or email: museum@rbwm.gov.uk to find out more about volunteering for the Museum.

 

Many thanks! We look very much forward to hearing from you.