Our volunteers are incredibly valuable in bringing the museum’s collections to life, enhancing the visitor experience and contributing to the smooth running of the museum’s operations.
The Florence Nightingale Museum is very grateful for the support and hard work of its volunteers who add value to the museum team and the visitor experience, performing supportive and complementary tasks.
How volunteers support the museum
We endeavour to provide our volunteers with interesting, enjoyable and worthwhile opportunities which include engaging with visitors, leading tours, object handling, supporting school, family and community programmes, museum projects and exhibitions. See what volunteer roles are currently available here
We value the time and skills of our volunteers and strive to provide a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Our roles are intended to inspire and benefit the volunteer as much as they support the museum.
We will provide full training appropriate to the volunteer role. We encourage volunteers to learn and develop new skills and will provide them with the opportunity to do so. Many volunteers describe how their confidence increased as a result of their volunteering, especially through interacting and engaging with the public.
Benefits of volunteering at The Florence Nightingale Museum:
- Learn and develop CV boosting skills
- Gain experience working in a museum environment
- Be part of a friendly and supportive team
- Opportunity to meet new and like-minded people
- Access to social events
- Access to enjoy the museum and its collections
- Opportunity to engage with history
How much time will it take?
For the majority of our volunteer roles we ask for a commitment of a minimum of one four-hour shift per week for a minimum of three months. We aim to be as flexible as possible and can discuss what time you can offer and the kind of roles available that might suit you.
Who are we looking for?
Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable skills, meet new people and support the community. Volunteering at the Florence Nightingale Museum is open to all who wish to support our various activities.