Poole Museum Volunteer Hub

Welcome to Poole Museum Volunteers Hub

Thank you for taking the first step to joining Poole Museum Volunteers.

We are a dedicated team providing, volunteering opportunities at Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court as well as supporting cultural activities in the BCP area.

Fantastic news! Poole Museum has been successful in it’s ‘Our Museum: Rediscovering Poole’s Maritime Heritage’ bid, with a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Poole Museum will be transformed into an outstanding cultural centre and community hub, reopening in Spring 2025.

Whilst the museum is closed to the public, we are taking the Museum on the Move with events and activities taking place across the BCP area, and as we get closer to our opening date, we shall be looking for volunteer to support us in many different roles throughout the museum. 

Why not register today and Create your Personal Profile.

All you need to do is get going is to fill out an application form on this page to register with us as a volunteer.  It's a quick process, and once done you'll be able to:

See what is on offer

Learn how to get involved

Meet other volunteers and find out more about Volunteering at Poole Museum.

If you have any difficulties or queries over registration, please email poolemuseumvolunteer@bcpcouncil.gov.uk and our team will assist you.

We would love to hear from you.

Keep up to Date

Once you're registered and selected your interests, you'll receives emails giving details of upcoming opportunities and you will be added to our enews letter which will arrive in your inbox every quarter. 


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1. Co-curation. New activities for opening

A selection of activities which will be co-created with volunteers tested during closure and launched upon opening.

Making & maintaining links - Meet Me at the Museum elders' group.

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OMP - Co-curation - Meet me at the museum. 1 1/1/2024 12/1/2025

1. Visitor Welcome

Visitor Welcome Volunteers will play an important part in inspiring the public through their friendly and engaging interactions with visitors and you will play a central role in helping people be inspired by the museum

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Scaplen’s Court Gardener 0

6. Social Events

From time to time we get together either in person or by Zoom for a cuppa and chat.  We also hope to plan trips relating to exhibitions and invite you to talks from our collections team and other staff about all things Poole Museum.

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Coffee Break Poole Museum Volunteers 5 6/27/2024 10/31/2024