Induction into Museum Volunteering

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Discover Museums – Pathways to Volunteering is an annual 8 week course to support people who want to develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to become a museum volunteer or simply to get to know museums better.Whether experiencing what it’s like to volunteer in a museum, getting out and building confidence or developing ‘back to work’ and professional skills, each person will be supported by their own trained Museum Mentor.

Meet with your own mentor for 2 hours every week at the Holburne Museum. Your mentor will work alongside you,  supporting you with ideas, suggestions and practical help. 

For more information/ to apply for a place please contact Louise Campion ​​ or CALL/ TEXT 07380 615276

Watch a film about the project.

It’s the first time I’ve ever done anything like this. It’s nice to be part of a team and to have access to people’s knowledge, it’s a fascinating museum” (Discover Museums participant)

‘Having a mentor made it more personal, you become a team, finding common ground and thinking together.This course has really helped me during a dark period. It’s given me a focus, creating a space for me to think about positive things.’(Participant 2019)

Each year, this project (and the people involved) continue to inspire and amaze!Our team of skilled Museum Mentors have worked with over 36 people, some of whom have gone on to volunteer in museums or used the course as a stepping-stone to move forward with their lives.