The museum needs new volunteers for a variety of current projects. If you feel that you have the time and would like to help us improve how we tell the story of the regiment, we would be more than grateful for your assistance.

  • Weekend and Bank Holiday Staff.

We need people to join the team to assist with opening the museum at weekends and Bank Holidays. This role involves chatting to visitors, opening and closing up the museum, assisting with enquiries, and provides good visitor services/front of house experience. The museum is open from 11am to 3pm, and the commitment is usually 1 day per month so you will still have most weekends free!

  • Research Volunteers.

The museum receives research requests every day on all manner of regimental history, but mostly individual soldier’s history from World Wars 1 and 2. We would like people to help us with this research – checking both original documents such as journals and photographs, as well as digitised records such as war diaries and enlistment books. If you are fairly computer literate, and are able to methodically check through a variety of sources to uncover the information, and make notes,  then this role would be ideal for you.

  • Digitisation Volunteers (Wednesday only).

The largest and most important project we are currently undertaking is to scan, identify and register every picture in all the photograph albums and loose pictures that have been donated to us.  As there are well over 100 albums, each with numerous photographs this is a bit like painting the Forth Road Bridge but a vital job if we are to make our resources more accessible to those researching family history as well as historians in years to come.

  • Collections Volunteers.

We are re- cataloguing our collections of both paper documents and artefacts, and need some more volunteers to assist with this. This role will enable you to see and handle the full variety of objects held by the museum, but also provide a vital role in ensuring the condition of objects is checked and recorded, and that they are photographed and the records updated.

  • Memorial Garden Volunteers.

We currently have some very hard-working volunteers who keep the lawn mowed and the rose beds tidy and weeded. We would love to have some more green-fingered people on the team to help with some more heavy pruning around the edges. If you would like to garden but do not have your own space, then come along and help in ours.

 

If you are interested in any of these projects, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact the museum via the Contacts Page or send an e-mail to museum@royalhampshireregiment.org