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!

  • 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 (Tuesday and Thursday only).

We are re- cataloguing our collections of both paper documents and artefacts, and need 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,  they are photographed and the records updated. This role also entails the planning and production of temporary exhibitions.

  • 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.

The museum does not require any more research volunteers at the moment.

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

Please contact the museum by e-mailing to museum@royalhampshireregiment.org

 

Work Experience

We can offer work experience for 1 or 2 week placements to A-Level students. The work experience will involve with a range of tasks to show the operation of a small independent museum, and will cover collections work, 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