Volunteer Opportunity: Exhibition Engagement Volunteer


We're looking for volunteers to help with our upcoming Thomas Hardy exhibition between May-October 2022.

This volunteer opportunity will involve talking to visitors and taking care of the exhibition space when we are open. Full training will be provided. Read the full description below.


Interested in the role?
Please email hello@wiltshiremusuem.org.uk, F.A.O Nicola Trowell, for an informal chat about the role.
Alternatively, you can register you interest immediately through our volunteer opportunity form. We use an external site called Better Impact to manage our volunteering opportunities. Access the site below:
Click here to fill in our volunteer opportunity form 

What is the opportunity?

To be part of a team of volunteers helping to enhance visitor experience during our 2022 Thomas Hardy exhibition.

What does it include?

  • Welcoming visitors to the exhibition and directing them around the space
  • Chatting to visitors and answering questions about the exhibition and Museum
  •  Keeping an eye on things - always remaining viligant regarding the safety and security of visitors and the exhibition
  • Helping keep the exhibition space clean and tidy
  • Assisting with the flow of visitors around the exhibition space
  • Helping us gather visitor feedback through surveys
  • Understanding and complying with the fire evacuation procedure

Time Commitment

Preferably, a regular weekly or fortnightly shift of 1 hour and 45 minutes (or a double shift of 3 hours and 30 minutes). If you cannot make a regular commitment, ad hoc shifts may also be available.

Useful interests

You might find this role particularly rewarding if you:

  • Have an interest in Wiltshire Museum and our exhibition programme
  • Would like to learn about the contents of the exhibition and the Museum’s collections
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Have, or would like to develop, good communication skills

Training offered

Full training for the role will be provided. Training will include:

  • Tour of the Museum
  • Induction including health and safety, fire evacuation, safeguarding
  • Briefings and training on Thomas Hardy and the exhibition
  • Visitor services and audience survey training
  • Ongoing support from the staff team
  • An optional buddying support system

Experience Offered

  • A chance to develop your communication skills
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Get an insight into how a Museum runs
  • A chance to get involved with the Museum's website blog/social media
  • A behind the scenes tour led by staff
  • A chance to learn about author Thomas Hardy
  • Join our friendly volunteer community, who take part in regular coffee mornings


Interested in the role?
Click here to fill in our volunteer opportunity form 




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