The John Moore Museum is located in a row of late Medieval timber-framed building next to Tewkesbury Abbey. Set up in 1980 in the memory of writer and naturalist, John Moore, the museum is home to an extensive natural history collection as well as the restored Tudor Merchant's House.
The museum is run by two members of full-time staff and a group of committed volunteers who range from graduates and school leavers seeking work experience to retired individuals wishing to bring their wealth of experience to the museum. They are looking for volunteers to add to their fantastic team to help with various tasks throughout the museum.
All volunteers are involved in Front of House duties which include serving customers at the front desk, stewarding and answering visitors' questions. Therefore this role would be ideal for people who would be confident and comfortable with chatting to people.
At quieter times and during the winter months when opening times are limited most volunteers have a project that they will work on, dependant on your interests, such as gardening, research, educational materials and display work.
From the 1st April to 31st October the museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10-1 and 2-5. Between 1st November and 31st March the museum is open on Saturdays, school holidays and particular events. They are therefore looking for people who could ideally commit at least 2 days a month.
Volunteers from all age groups are welcomed, however the minimum age for this role is 18.