Learning Team Volunteer (Holiday Activities)


Volunteer Role Title

Learning Volunteer (holiday activities)


The Museum of Farnham (occasionally you may be asked to assist with learning sessions off-site)

Commitment of time

School holiday period (days vary)

Reporting to

Learning and Participation Officer

Principle Tasks

To help with activity sessions, including helping to set up and clear up of the activity.

To demonstrate activities such as basic crafts.

To interact with children and engage them in activities.

The purpose of this role

To enhance the visitor experience of visitors to the museum, particularly children and families.

To make the Museum more welcoming and accessible to visitors.

Knowledge, skills and experience that would be helpful

Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to enthuse others.

A friendly attitude.

The ability to communicate with both children and their adult helpers.

Experience of working with children is desirable.

A commitment to increasing public participation in the work of the Museum of Farnham.

A willingness to use a variety of methods to enhance visitors’ satisfaction.

Why volunteer?

The opportunity to develop new skills and gain experience of working in a museum setting.

The opportunity to meet new people and work as a member of a dedicated team.

We will provide induction training which will include Health and Safety, disability equality training and other appropriate specialist training.

Help the community.

Gain knowledge of Farnham and its past.

What we expect from our volunteers

To support us in fulfilling the aims and objectives of The Museum of Farnham.

To help us to deliver a quality service to all our visitors.

To maintain a teamwork approach and to be flexible in your role.

Volunteers for this role are required to undergo a DBS check.

For more information about this role contact

click on the application form tab , complete the short online form & we will be in touch



Mission Statement

The Museum of Farnham is housed in Willmer House, a Grade I listed building with many original features and a delightful walled garden.

Here you can discover the tales of William Cobbett and George Sturt whilst marveling at the inventions of John Henry Knight. Over the years Farnham has been home to many artists and craftsmen and the Museum has a fine collection by local artists including Stephen Elmer, WH Allen, Harold Falkner and Sir John Verney, as well as Farnham Greenware.

Our local studies library is a treasure trove of information on Farnham which cannot be found anywhere else. We have maps, census data, parish records, electoral rolls, street directories, newspapers, a photographic archive and more.

The walled garden is a hidden treasure of Farnham, with a tranquil and serene feel year round. Our Garden Gallery is a popular venue and available for hire for parties, exhibitions, talks and much more.