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Join our crew!

Our crew of volunteers are highly valued members of the Museum team. We are extremely grateful for the continued support from our volunteers; they contribute so much to the Museum in a variety of ways. And we are always keen to encourage others to join us – and we welcome enquiries from everyone.

So why volunteer for us?

People join our crew of volunteers for a variety of reasons, here are just a few:

You don’t need experience to volunteer for us, as full training and support will be provided. We are just looking for enthusiastic people to help us exceed our visitor’s expectations by providing an enjoyable day out.

What we can offer you

Our volunteers enjoy many benefits. Eligibility for some of these benefits depends on how many hours you volunteer. They include:

Here are a few of the ways you can help and support the Museum

Our current volunteer opportunities are

Full details of these roles can be found here:

Visitor Experience Volunteers   Family Craft Volunteers   Formal Learning Volunteers   Welcome Desk Volunteers   Library Volunteers

What do I do if I wish to Volunteer?

We’re delighted you’re interested in volunteering with us. Please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch soon.

    Emily Godfrey, Volunteer Coordinator
    Telephone: 01326 214541

    Emily works part-time; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning

    Once you have returned your form, Emily will contact you to arrange an informal interview at the Museum. We aim to ensure our volunteers have a rewarding and fulfilling experience. This informal interview will help you, and us, decide whether the Museum is really where you want to volunteer.

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    2019 National Maritime Museum Volunteer Awards.

    Volunteering can also bring other personal benefits


    The Museum provides full induction welcome training for all volunteer roles, which helps you become familiar with the Museum. You will also receive specific department training in order for you to be confident in your role.

    Contact us

    For further information on volunteering please contact:
    Emily Godfrey, Volunteer Coordinator
    Telephone: 01326 214541

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    National Maritime Museum
    Cornwall Trust
    Discovery Quay
    TR11 3QY

    Tel: +44(0)1326 313388