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posted Sep 7, 2018, 1:46 AM by Lostwithiel Museum   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 2:00 AM ]

We are looking for 3 volunteers to welcome visitors to the museum on Wed,Thurs & Fri from 2.30 to 4.00pm until the end of the season which is the 27th Oct. No previous museum experience is necessary as help will be provided.

This role is an excellent way of getting to know the town, the museum & the many interesting visitors who come to us from all parts of the world. You may have recently moved to Lostwithiel & want to learn more about it's fascinating history.......what better way !

If you think this role might be of interest but need more information please don't hesitate to contact : Caroline Surgey [Stewards Co-ordinator] on 01208 367325 or Christine Walton [Chairman] on 01208 871456.


 We are also looking for volunteers to fill a variety of other roles behind the scenes, ones that do not necessarily require a regular commitment. Some of these tasks could be done in your own home or at the museum, whichever is most appropriate.

Having the museum office back gives us much more flexibility in what we can offer to volunteers & the way we operate.

The tasks currently on offer include:

  • helping with publicity
  • working with young people
  • organising social get-togethers for volunteers
  • compiling scrapbooks of cuttings of local events & activities
  • creating project files about people, places & events
  • researching & writing for the Museum Matters magazine & adding to our in-house range of pamphlets;
  • helping with research specifically related to an enquiry
  • helping to organise displays or exhibitions
  • digitising photographs
  • fundraising [anything from a coffee morning to a major event]
  • caring for the collection of artefacts
  • re-labelling items in the display cabinets
  • monitoring availability & sales of pamphlets/books
  • general maintenance jobs [anything from changing a lightbulb to dusting].

We have lots to offer & can tailor an idea specially to suit your interests. Please contact Christine Walton on 01208 871456 if you're interested in any of the above or have an idea you'd like to share with us.