Volunteering at Crownhill Fort

Donate your time and energy

A dedicated team of volunteers enables us to run a visitor operation and care for our collection. Our volunteers come from all walks of life with a 55 year gap between our youngest and oldest volunteers. Specific vacancies are posted below but we are always interested in hearing from those who are passionate about heritage and wish to give their time and energy to achieve something worthwhile. 

Saturday 9th March between 10am and midday

We are hosting a drop in session at Crownhill Fort to highlight the volunteer opportunities available. We are especially keen to hear from anybody who is interested in working with a museum collection and/or becoming involved with our visitor operation as a tour guide, museum steward or ticket vendor. 

The drop in session will be hosted in the museum display with current volunteers on hand to answer your questions. If you would like to come along follow the link below and register your interest. 

Sign up to attend the drop-in session

Volunteer vacancies

We are looking to recruit volunteers to the following roles:

Tour guides, museum stewards and help with public events

There is a small visitor operation at Crownhill Fort that is largely volunteer-run. Occasional public open days, special ticketed events, tours for visiting schools and adult groups all take place throughout the year. 

Our tour guides are the difference between an enjoyable visit and an exceptional one. A passion for the subject matter helps bring the Fort and its stories to life. Training and support is made available to new tour guides and no previous experience is necessary. 

Collections care and management of our document archives

The collection at Crownhill Fort is showcased across three display rooms with much more in storage. We are looking for curators with a passion for historic objects and the patience to conserve and care for them so they can tell their stories. When our displays are refreshed it is the curators who decide what is going to be shown next.

Alongside the museum collection there is a large document archive containing photographs, architects' plans, historical documents and much more. We are looking to build a dedicated team to organise and catalogue these records and make them accessible to researchers and the general public.