Volunteer at The Salisbury Museum

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

Volunteer Roles at The Salisbury Museum

Become a part of our dedicated team of volunteers working in many and varied roles at The Salisbury Museum.

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


Volunteer roles at The Salisbury Museum include:

Engagement volunteer

You will be part of an enthusiastic team of volunteers working in the galleries, welcoming visitors into the museum 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

This role is volunteering in the temporary art exhibitions we have at the museum. You will be welcoming visitors into the exhibition and answering questions as well as being vigilant with regard to safety and security.

Front of House Volunteer

You will be part of a volunteer team assisting with the reception team at the museum.

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

Volunteers get involved in a range of collections projects to help 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 The Salisbury Museum please contact Katy England, Volunteer Co-ordinator at katyengland@salisburymuseum.org.uk or call 01722 332151. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Click here to download the Volunteer Application Form