Dorset County Museum relies on the generosity its volunteers who give thousands of hours of their time to the Museum each year. They are involved in a wide range of activities, from documenting, curating and conserving collections to staging exhibitions, working in the Museum Shop and helping with lectures, events or fundraising.
The Museum's archaeology, geology, textiles, art, literary and photographic collections are all looked after by volunteer curators and a team of volunteers also run the Museum's library, where many important antiquarian volumes are housed.
For many people volunteering is a way of taking their hobbies and interests on to a new level, learning new skills or passing on knowledge. It is also a great way to meet people and a very satisfying way to spend free time.
The Museum simply could not care for its collections adequately or put on such a wide range of exhibitions and activities without the help of its volunteers. We are always looking for more volunteers, so why not get involved behind the scenes at Dorset County Museum?
To find out more about volunteering at Dorset County Museum please:
or click Do-It Volunteers for more details of museum volunteer opportunities