Volunteers coodinator

 Objective of role:  To support the ongoing recruitment and support of our volunteer team, including managing the stewarding rota.  

Managed by: Chair of management committee


  • Hours are completely flexible but it probably requires around two hours a week commitment
  • There would be regular catch ups with the chair of the management committee (monthly)

What the role involves

  • To manage applications to volunteer at the museum; arranging to meet with new potential volunteers (at the museum), to arrange for them to meet team leaders for the area they’re interested in, to take up their references and arrange an induction
  • To maintain the volunteers contact details spreadsheet 
  • To manage the volunteer stewarding rota, with a fortnightly email to the team asking for support to fill gaps
  • To liaise with the Town Council about opening and closing on a Saturday (and whether we need volunteers to lock up)
  • To attend monthly stewarding meetings 
  • To arrange quarterly volunteers social activities (a trip to another museum, a walk, tea and cake etc – with a budget provided by the museum)

Would suit you if you 

  • Enjoy working with others in a team
  • Enjoy supporting a diverse group of people
  • Enjoy administration tasks


Volunteers will be given a full induction and training. They will also be signposted to wider training opportunities and sector-specific meetings.

About Chesham Museum

Chesham Museum was founded in 2004.  It is a community organisation, conceived and run by local volunteers, with funding mainly through the efforts of its supporters with the support of local businesses, schools and the wider population.

Its first home was in the former stables of a public house ‘The Gamekeeper’s Lodge’ in Bellingdon Rd, and it relocated, in 2009, to 15 Market Square, Chesham until June 2017 when a change in circumstances meant it was forced to close its doors. 

Since then, the museum has developed an outreach programme in the community and maintained a strong online presence through its website and social media channels, helping to provide a connection to its audiences and users both local, visitors and researchers from across the world. 

In 2024 the museum opened a new space in the town hall and launched a new public programme. We are growing our volunteer team. Join us and share in the development of a thriving local history museum for the communities of Chesham and surrounding area. 

How to apply

Contact the team at communications@cheshammuseum.org.uk or complete the form below.

So that we can reply to your enquiry
You’ll find the role at the top of this page

Your availability

At what times are you interested in volunteering – please tick as many as you like


To complete your application, we need you to supply us with two people who know you well enough to comment on your suitability for this role. They should not be family members. If you are not sure about who to put we are happy to discuss this with you

Emergency contact details

Please provide the name, email address and phone number of someone we should contact in case of an emergency.

If your volunteering role falls within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or is a specified or regulated activity, we will require you to undergo a DBS check.

We welcome volunteer applications from every one. Having a criminal record will not necessarily exclude you from volunteering with us and your application will be dependent on the nature of the offence and position applied for.