As The Arts Society Blackwater members, volunteers are encouraged to help at local galleries, museums and heritage centres. Opportunities exist to become involved with the Plume Library, Essex Record Office and Maldon District Museum. The Museum concentrates mostly on local social history and is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, with the guidance of a professional curatorial mentor. It is a registered charity.
The Museum is always keen to recruit volunteers in all areas, but it especially requires Stewards during the open season, which is from April to October. Stewards are required to commit to at least one session of three hours duration each month. Normal opening hours are from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays. Other Museum-related activities for which volunteers are sought are display and conservation of the Museum collection, together with assistance with a rigorous cleaning and building maintenance procedure which takes place throughout the Winter.
Volunteering with the Museum is fun – if you feel that you would like to join the team, please contact either Judy Betteridge on 01621 869349, the Museum on 01621 842688 or via Email using the form below: