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Events Volunteer Register

Important Information

The Museum is not taking any new events volunteers at the moment. Applications will re-open in March so please return to us then. 

Applications are welcome from volunteers aged 18+. There is no closing date.

Events volunteers will be eligible for a reference when they have completed 20 hours of volunteering.

This role does not include any out-of-pocket expenses.


Important Documents

Volunteer Role Description: Events Register


About this Role

Further information is available in the more detailed Volunteer Role Description.

Informal enquiries should be directed to our Education and Outreach Coordinator:

Justyna Ladosz
Tel.  01223 767044


What this role will entail:

Volunteers in this role will be added to the Events Volunteer Register. When a volunteering opportunity arises, an email will be sent out to the Register. This opportunity may involve preparing for, advertising or helping out at an event. If a volunteer is interested, s/he just needs to email back to let Museum staff know that they would like to help out.


Why the Museum of Classical Archaeology needs this role:

The Museum runs a programme of regular events for adults and children, enabling us to engage with thousands of people every year. Help is sought for a variety of tasks, all of which contribute to the smooth running of events.


Potential time commitment:

An events volunteer may to commit to helping as much as s/he is able to by responding to as many or as few opportunities as s/he likes from those which are advertised to the Events Volunteer Register.     

Please note: events primarily take place on weekdays, during the day or in the evening. We run very few events on weekends.


How to Apply

We manage our volunteers through the UCM Volunteer Makers Platform. Registration take several steps:

  1. Please sign up for an account here:
  2. Please register your interest for the Events Volunteer at the Museum of Classical Archaeology Challenge here:
  3. You will receive an email asking you to complete the final stage of registration. Please click on the link, where you will have the opportunity to tell us a little more about yourself and your interest in the role.

Events Volunteers will be invited to have an informal phone chat and to attend an induction before they are formally accepted as volunteers.


What happens next

Events Volunteers will be invited to have an informal phone chat and to attend an induction before they are formally accepted as volunteers. We will also contact your referees. You will receive emails indicating when we need additional help and we will allocate volunteering opportunities on a first come, first served basis.

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Coronovirus Update: Temporary Closure of the Museum of Classical Archaeology from Wednesday 18 March

We are very sad to announce that the Museum of Classical Archaeology will be closing from 5pm today, Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice.

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