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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The Museum has three core purposes: