Museum Volunteers Reach Five and Ten Year Mile Stones

Volunteers LunchIt was celebration time at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall recently, as a number of volunteers marked over five or ten years of voluntary service.

At a special lunch to mark the occasion, eight volunteers were awarded certificates and commemorative pins by the Museum Director Richard Doughty and Chair of Trustees Brian Steward, with another four volunteers unable to attend. The volunteers came from all departments of the Museum including galleries, education, boat restoration and the library.

The Maritime Museum has over 180 volunteers who gave a total of 32,063 hours in 2015, which brings the total number of volunteers who have been with the Museum for five years or more to 112.

Human Resources Manager Linda Frost says: “The Museum simply could not function without our dedicated team of volunteers and we are immensely grateful for all that they do.  Today’s celebration is just one small way we recognise their important work.”

The Maritime Museum in Falmouth is always on the lookout for new volunteers and with national Volunteer Week running from the 1-12 June, there couldn’t be a better time to consider joining the team.  No previous experience is needed to become a Museum volunteer and anyone interested should visit nmmc.co.uk/volunteering or contact Linda Frost on 01326 214559 or email lindafrost@nmmc.co.uk.