Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have had to put some of our volunteer roles on hold as we are unable to maintain social distancing in the storerooms and archives due to a lack of space. The roles listed below are all those that we can offer at the moment.

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.

  • Front of House Volunteers – Fridays, Weekends and Bank Holidays

If you are friendly, and confident in meeting new people, then this is an ideal role for you. We need people to join the team to cover Front of House on Fridays, at weekends and Bank Holidays.  This role involves chatting to visitors, helping to open and close the museum, assisting with enquiries, selling items from the museum shop via contactless payments, and generally ensuring that all our visitors have a great experience. The commitment is usually 2 days per month so you will still have most weekends free! You do not need to have a vast knowledge of the regimental history as information sheets and training are provided.

  • 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 them. If you would like to garden but do not have your own space, then come along and help in ours.

  • Social Media/Marketing/Publicity/Film-making Volunteers.

The museum would love some help with its marketing and social media tasks. We would also like to hear from anyone with film-making expertise to come and make some short films for our website and social media about items in the collection. This would be a great opportunity for a student wishing for some work experience tasks.

 

If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact the museum by e-mailing to museum@royalhampshireregiment.org, and you can come for a chat and tour.

As the situation changes with the pandemic, we will be changing the volunteer roles to reflect the situation, and hopefully have more variety  available as things return to normal.

 

Work Experience – 2021

We can offer work experience for 1 or 2 week placements to A-Level students. The work experience will involve a range of tasks to show the operation of a small independent museum, and will cover collections work, exhibitions, research, administration and retail. As the museum is small, we can only take 1 student at a time.

Please email the museum on museum@royalhampshireregiment.org