Volunteering Update:

We’re very sorry but owing to the present uncertainties raised by Covid-19 we are unlikely to be accepting new voluntary placements until the spring. This includes volunteers as well as work experience and graduate placements. Please do get back in touch next year when we hope to be able to welcome you to the Trust.

Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation and without them we could not survive.

Our museums are very popular, as inspirational and vibrant places that draw thousands of visitors.

For those interested in research and historic documents, our searchrooms in the Devon and Somerset Heritage Centres are supported by vast quantities of materials – documents, maps and photographs.

Events and public activities are a great way to get involved and meet new people.

There are regular archaeological digs and training that rely on people.

Current Opportunities

Somerset Rural Life Museum

We are looking for people with a passion for Somerset and a fascination for its history, as well as a natural ability to provide the very best face-to-face customer care.

Duties will include: welcoming visitors, stewarding specific areas of the Museum, leading guided tours, answering queries and helping to keep the Museum looking its best, at all times.

If you think you have what it takes to help us deliver an unrivalled visitor experience and can commit to a minimum of two half-days per month, then we’d really like to talk to you.

For an informal chat contact Sue Leask on 01458 836564.

Get In Touch and Apply

To apply as a volunteer with the South West Heritage Trust, please complete this form.

For more information about new opportunities, contact us

Tel: 01823 347414

Email: volunteering@swheritage.org.uk