Learning Team Volunteer (Admin & Planning)


Volunteer Role Title

Learning Volunteer (administration and planning)


The Museum of Farnham

Commitment of time

Flexible hours and days

Reporting to

Learning and Participation Officer

Possible areas of work

To assist in the development of schools’ learning sessions and resources.

To assist in organising and maintaining the education resources room.

To assist in the development and general updating of the contents of the museum’s loans boxes.

To assist with general research for the purposes of the learning programme.

To assist with general administration of the museum learning team, including filing and assisting with the evaluating the programme.

The purpose of this role

To support the museum’s learning programme.

To help improve and enhance schools’ learning experience.

To act as an interpreter of aspects of our collections in a friendly and engaging way.

Knowledge, skills and experience that would be helpful

Administrative skills.

Good organisational skills.

The ability to research topics, as directed.

Interest or enthusiasm for history and/or enthusing others’ interest in history.

Interest or experience in education and learning.

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 would 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.

For more information about this role contact

Please 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.