As many museums say, volunteering is at the heart of everything we do here. At Chapel Bay Fort & Museum that is the whole truth as we have no paid staff, we are all volunteers!
Our volunteers contribute to the work of the Museum and its operation in every way with roles encompassing everything that we do, from engaging with visitors in the Museum or on guided tours, cataloguing, conservation of objects, preparation of displays, site maintenance to working in The Cookhouse café.
Some of the benefits of volunteering include:
Meeting people from around the UK and the world.
Learning about the history of Chapel Bay Fort, Milford Haven and its environs.
Learning about the collection.
Make new friends.
Share your passion and enthusiasm.
Learn new skills.
Become part of a supportive team and community.
Enjoy the Museum and its collection.
“Volunteering is FUN! I love bringing the site alive to visitors.”
Chapel Bay Fort Museum Volunteer
As a Museum Volunteer you will be involved in the day to day running of the Museum and closely involved with visitors. Museum Volunteers are the key staff delivering guided tours of the site and museum galleries, and providing information and interpretation of the Museum and its collections and displays.
Joining the curatorial team at Chapel Bay Fort & Museum you will assist in the care of the collection, from conservation of objects (anything from the 10″ 18 ton R.M.L. to a clockwork mechanism), to research, recording and cataloguing.
Hospitality Volunteers provide a warm and welcoming service to visitors in The Cookhouse café, selling tickets to the museum, serving tea/coffee, preparing and serving light meals, clearing tables and ensuring that the café and kitchen are clean and tidy.
As the name suggests, Maintenance Volunteers are involved with the overall maintenance of the site and grounds, helping to maintain and improve the buildings and surroundings that constitute Chapel Bay Fort.