Brooklands Volunteer Recruitment Portal

Welcome to the Brooklands Museum volunteer pages.

Details about volunteer roles currently available are listed below.  To register your interest, please click on the 'Fill in an Application Form' link on the right.  We are currently recruiting Volunteer Stewards and particularly need volunteers who are able to support us on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

If you would like to apply for the Duke of Edinburgh programme, please first select the Duke of Edinburgh card below, you will then need to click on the link within the text which will bring you into the Duke of Edinburgh programme pages.  You will then be able to click to Fill in an Application Form on the right hand side.  

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Current Opportunities

Volunteer Steward

Do you like engaging with Visitors?

We are recruiting additional volunteers to help welcome our visitors and introduce them to the Museum and our collections.  We particularly need extra support at the weekend as this is when the Museum busiest.  We do also have opportunities available on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

General Responsibilities:

To welcome and engage with our visitors in the exhibition areas you are stewarding. To provide a watchful presence and ensure exhibits are safe from theft or accidental damage. To be as flexible as possible about stewarding in different areas to enable the small, dedicated weekend team to provide full cover

Key Duties:

  • To provide a friendly welcome to visitors of all backgrounds, ages and abilities

  • To help visitors to understand the exhibits, thereby enriching their visit

  • To monitor against theft and accidental damage

  • To become familiar with fire escape routes from the building and lead visitors to safety in the event of an alarm activation

  • To undertake other appropriate assistance in relation to room stewarding as may be reasonably requested by Brooklands Museum staff.

  • To maintain good working relationships with staff and other volunteers

  • To comply with the Brooklands Health and Safety and Safeguarding Policies and operate with a regard for good environmental practice page1image2583347408

Personal Qualities Needed:

  • Good communication skills

  • Friendly to families, children and all Brooklands visitors

  • Enjoy working as part of a team

  • Enthusiasm to learn about the history of Brooklands Museum and exhibits in a variety of exhibition areas

  • A desire to inspire visitors about the history of Brooklands and support the Museum in relaying Brooklands stories.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteering

D of E imageDuke of Edinburgh/Air Cadet Volunteering

Young people can complete their Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh or Air Cadet volunteer requirements at the Museum. We offer three-hour sessions at the weekend and some participants complete all three levels with us and choose to stay on and join the volunteer programme.

To apply please complete our online Duke of Edinburgh/Air Cadet Registration Form. On receipt of your Registration Form our DofE Coordinator will be in touch.

Mission Statement

The Museum has three core purposes:

  • We celebrate Brooklands, its people and their achievements 
  • We are a place and a community where inventiveness, expertise and competitiveness lives on 
  • We use our Collection and heritage to encourage innovation and endeavour, today and in the future

Watch our three minute vision film here