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Volunteering at Ashby Museum

As a charity with no paid staff the museum relies upon its team of volunteers for its effective operation.

Our front-of-house volunteers provide the warm welcoming face of the museum, greeting and assisting visitors and dealing with enquiries. They work a two-and-a-half-hour shift on a fortnightly or weekly basis.
Full training is given, including a guide to the galleries and use of the till and there is a trustee whose specific role is to support them.

Our back-of-house volunteers engage in a variety of tasks including admin, cataloguing, research, maintaining the museum collections and archive and general maintenance of the building. They are given training and support appropriate to their role as well as having access to externally organised training courses if they wish.

All our volunteers are welcome to make use of the museum's extensive library and are invited to take part in a variety of outreach activities, e.g., helping on our stalls at local community or heritage events.

Volunteering at Ashby Museum affords an opportunity to learn more about the history of the town and the surrounding area and to help others access and understand that history.

If you would like to be a part of this please get in touch by calling in or emailing us at

Office administrator
To manage the general support for the charity's operation. This includes jobs such as
- Maintaining volunteer contact information
- Ordering stationary
- Monitoring the "admin" email
- Coordinating with Trustees

To maintain the plants around the front of the museum (note that this does not include cutting the grass as this is done by the council).