Would you like to meet new people in a friendly environment? Would you like to learn new skills and develop your experience to improve your employment opportunities? Would you like contribute to a really worthwhile organisation and help it to become stronger and better in future? Become a volunteer with Cornwall’s Regimental Museum and do something incredible for the community, for the museum, and for yourself.
Become a Volunteer
A little spare time?
Whatever the reason, if you have a little spare time, take a look at our volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are at the heart of our museum and we’re looking for new volunteers of different ages with a diverse range of interests and talents. Whether you’re retired, working part-time, or still in college or school, we’d love to talk to you.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
We are a friendly team, and are happy to be flexible – please contact us to discuss any special requirements. Most roles require a minimum commitment of half a day a week. Training will be given. Some roles can be carried out from home. Knowledge of military history is not necessary!
To assist in the proper care and documentation of the collections of Cornwall’s Regimental Museum.
To be the first point of contact for visitors to the museum, to be part of an excellent visitor experience, and to support the museum’s income generation.
To assist in the general marketing and promotion of Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, as a visitor attraction, events venue and local charity.
Digital & Social Media Marketing Assistant
To create content for the museum’s social media accounts and e-newsletters, as well as updating the museum’s online listings on external websites.
To be responsible for the management, storage and documentation of the archive and library, ensuring that all material is properly recorded on the museum’s collections database, and that the archives and photographs are stored and organised to a high standard. The archivist will also be responsible for digitising key material. All necessary training will be given.
Schools & Learning
Help us develop our resources for schools and our work with young people with special needs. Deliver workshops and activities during school visits, and work with museum staff and other volunteers to build the museum’s reputation as a great place to learn. You will be fully supported by the museum team and appropriate training will be provided.
Family Activities and Events
We’re looking for volunteers who can devise and run ‘family fun’ activities in the school holidays and on special occasions. This might include activity days such as ‘have a go archery’ or ’survival skills’ , drop-in ‘make and take’ craft sessions, or seasonal activities at Easter and Christmas. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to the museum and its family visitors, and to enhance your CV if looking looking to move into this area as a career.
The museum is looking to reach a new demographic, and we’re looking for photography volunteers to help freshen up the museum’s image on our website, social media and general online presence. We’d love someone who could use creativity to showcase the highlights of the museum, whether it’s the artefacts within, or the building itself.
To help ensure the museum is a clean and safe space for our visitors, staff and volunteers. To include some cleaning of the museum displays. All equipment will be provided.
We’re looking for people with sewing skills to work with us to create replica costumes/garments. Materials will be provided, and this is a flexible role, working mainly from home if preferred.
We’re looking for someone to co-ordinate volunteer activity including recruitment, admin paperwork and rotas. The Volunteer Co-Ordinator is a key member of the museum team. If you’re looking for an opportunity to meet a diverse range of people, have good IT skills and enjoy organising things, this could be the volunteering opportunity for you.
We have some fantastic events here at the museum, and we need your help to get the word out about them. We need volunteers to put up posters in strategic places around Bodmin and beyond. In this role you can give as much or as little time as you like, it’s great exercise and you’d be doing a good deed for a small, local charity. If you’d like to take a handful of posters and give them pride of place, we’d love to hear from you!
If you would like to get involved in some other way, for example, to organise a fundraising event for the museum, or to offer your skills in a certain area, please get in touch to discuss – we’d be delighted to hear from you!