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Join St Barbe's great team of friendly volunteers

Join a great team of friendly volunteers

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery are looking for volunteers

watercolour impression of the new look St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery LymingtonIn mid-July St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery will re-open to the public following major alterations. To achieve this, it will need some extra volunteers working on ‘front of house’. This role involves answering questions from the public about the Lymington area – the team has leaflets, internet access and other resources on which to draw, but local knowledge would be very useful; taking admission fees and checking membership cards; selling cards and gift items; stewarding in the galleries.

An interest in art or local history would be useful but is not essential. Morning and afternoon sessions last for 3½ hours from Monday to Saturday, 3 hours on Sundays, and volunteers should be available at least 40 weeks a year.

The Museum is looking for volunteers who are good with people, can handle money accurately, can do internet searching and are comfortable with online activities like shopping or booking, and who will be able to learn to use the electronic till and other online systems.

Volunteers will be particularly needed on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons and on Sunday mornings and afternoons, but there are vacancies on other days of the week too. Good disabled access in the refurbished building will mean that the volunteer role would suit wheelchair users. Training will start in mid-June, so applicants are urged to apply soon.

Anyone who is interested can call in at the Visitor Information room in the Lymington Centre (New Street entrance) for more details and an application form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Enquiries to Sheila Ward at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01590 671205

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