Wycombe Museum Needs You!

This is an exciting time to get involved at Wycombe Museum as we move into post-COVID recovery and welcome all our audiences back through our doors.

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic people to join our Visitor Experience volunteers in a range of roles from welcoming visitors to the museum, to serving drinks and food in our café.

Our volunteers are key to ensuring each of our visitors has a great day at the museum!

All museum volunteers get 30% off shop and café products, 10% off selected events and 2 annual social events, as well as regular updates from the museum and full training and ongoing support.

We will be holding an induction morning on 22nd July and another in early August to train people for our summer season!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like some more information, please contact: lauren.baileybarber@wycombemuseum.org.

Café Volunteer Role:

As a Café Volunteer, you will be running the Windsor Chair Café with the support of our Front of House Staff.

A typical day in this role will include tasks such as:

  • Welcoming and serving visitors
  • Making hot and cold drinks
  • Serving pre-prepared food
  • Handling money and taking payments
  • Clearing and cleaning the café space
  • Answering questions about the museum
  • Answering phones
  • Helping with stock checks and rotation

Café shifts are four hours: 11am – 3pm, and the Windsor Chair Café is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The café is sometimes very quiet and sometimes very busy depending on what else is happening in the museum.

We need people every open day but especially on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Front of House Volunteer Role:

As a Front of House Volunteer you will be the first person visitors meet when they arrive at Wycombe Museum.

A typical day in this role may include:

  • Welcoming visitors to the museum and making sure they have a lovely visit
  • Introducing each of the exhibits/galleries
  • Answering questions about the museum
  • Answering the phone and taking messages
  • Opening and closing the galleries
  • Encouraging visitors to donate to the museum
  • Supporting group visits and events

Front of house shifts can be either: 10:45am – 1pm or 12:45pm – 3:30pm on Tuesdays – Fridays and Sundays. Volunteering opportunities are available every day, but we especially need Front of House volunteers on Sundays.

Wedding & Events Volunteer Role:

As a Wedding & Events Volunteer you will be working at the museum when it is at its busiest and most exciting!

A typical day in this role may include:

  • Welcoming guests to Wycombe Museum
  • Leading event activities with adults and children
  • Preparing and serving drinks (this can include alcohol)
  • Site health and safety checks (supported by the Duty Manager)
  • Opening and closing galleries
  • Assisting with setting up and packing away furniture and decorations

Wedding and events shifts vary depending on the event being held. This can range from 11 – 3pm on a Sunday to 2pm – 12am on a Saturday. Wedding and Events Volunteers will be regularly emailed with events that need support and volunteers can put themselves forward to support if they wish.

All museum volunteers get 30% off shop and café products, 10% off selected events and 2 annual social events, as well as regular updates from the museum and full training and ongoing support.

We will be holding an induction morning on 22nd July and another in early August to train people for our summer season!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like some more information, please contact: lauren.baileybarber@wycombemuseum.org.

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