Volunteer > Volunteering

Looking for something to do in your spare time? Want to get some experience of working in a museum? Interested in history? Want to meet new friends? Like the outdoors?

Try volunteering at the Museum! We have over 100 active volunteers and are always on the look-out for passionate and loyal people to join us.

You can find all of our current volunteering opportunities on Volunteer Suffolk: www.volunteersuffolk.org.uk

You could

  • work in a public facing role that help us engage our visitors, e.g. as a ‘meeter and greeter’ in our exhibition rooms
  • work on our collection and buildings, for example as a collections researcher or helping us to document our collection
  • demonstrate traditional skills and crafts or take part in historic re-enactments
  • help us to maintain our 75 acre estate, environment and beautiful gardens
  • work with our learning team to engage, excite and inspire our young visitors
  • help us to run our events programme, e.g. stewarding at an event or serving behind the bar at our Beer and Brewing Festival

Volunteering can provide many benefits and rewards:

  • the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and skills through a variety of museum roles and improve your CV
  • taking up a new  hobby, meeting people and making new friends
  • learning about history or heritage skills and crafts
  • the pleasure and health benefits of working outside in the Suffolk countryside
  • the opportunity to contribute to your community and the satisfaction of helping others and ‘giving something back’

For more details on how to become a volunteer and what it entails please view our Frequently Asked Questions or contact Jo Rooks on volunteering@eastanglianlife.org.uk or telephone 01449 618227