Volunteer at Salisbury Museum

Be a part of our fantastic team: Protect, Inspire, Evolve.






Volunteer Recruitment Days: Come and find out how you can be involved

Tuesday 21 July 2-4pm

Saturday 25 July 2-4pm

Find out about volunteering at the Museum, see behind the scenes and enjoy refreshments. For more information and to RSVP please contact Bridget Telfer, Volunteer Co-ordinator: email: bridgettelfer@salisburymuseum.org.uk / telephone: 01722 332151.

It's an exciting time to become a volunteer at Salisbury Museum. Our New Turner exhibition and Wessex Gallery are now open. As part of our thriving and dedicated team of volunteers you will be joining nearly 200 others who are working hard across a wide range of areas to help make Salisbury Museum the success it is today. There are exciting volunteer opportunities in learning, marketing, retail, exhibitions and more. There is a volunteer role to suit all kinds of different skills. For all of the roles we are flexible with the time you can commit and will provide full training.

Through volunteering at Salisbury Museum you can:

  • Learn new skills
  • Work as part of a friendly Museum team
  • Be a part of your community
  • Meet new people
  • Boost your career options
  • Gain free entry into the museum and 10% discount in the shop

Volunteer roles at Salisbury Museum include:

Engagement volunteer

You will be part of an enthusiastic team of volunteers working in the museum, welcoming visitors and helping them engage with the collections. You will help to protect the collections by being vigilant with regard to safety and security. You will be working in galleries covering a wide ranging collection from costumes and ceramics to our brand new internationally important Wessex Gallery of archaeology.

Exhibitions Steward

You will be part of an energetic team of volunteers enhancing the visitor experience of our temporary art exhibitions. You will be welcoming visitors into the exhibition and answering questions as well as being vigilant with regard to safety and security.

Visitor Services Volunteer

You will be part of our friendly visitor services team, working in a busy retail environment and helping to deliver a high standard of customer service. This is a busy but essential role including welcoming visitors into the museum, selling tickets, and if you would like, working on the till. 

Learning volunteer

You will be part of our thriving learning department supporting and leading outreach and school visits (KS1-4) on the Normans, Saxons, Romans and Stonehenge People. You will also assist with other learning events such as Living History Fortnight and a programme of family events throughout the year.

Communications volunteer

You will promote the museum at events across Wiltshire, where as part of a team you will manage a stall with promotional material, object handling from the archaeology collection, and ‘make-and-take’ activities for children.  You will also get involved with wider museum marketing including leaflet distribution, on line networking, web listings and contacting schools and groups.

Collections volunteer

You will be part of an enthusiastic team of volunteers helping to conserve and care for the diverse collections which include archaeology, social history, art, costume and glass and ceramics. Projects include documenting and care of collections, photographing artefacts and updating the collections database.

What next

We would love to hear from you now if you think any of these roles would interest you or if you have other skills that you can offer. We are flexible with the time you can commit and will provide full training and support.

If you would like more information about volunteering at Salisbury Museum please contact Bridget Telfer, Volunteer Co-ordinator at bridgettelfer@salisburymuseum.org or call 01722 332151. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Click here to download the Volunteer Application Form