Brooklands Museum’s Volunteer Programme engages more than 800 volunteers in a diverse range of roles and projects throughout the various departments of the Museum. The Museum recognises the importance of volunteers in helping to fulfil its mission and is committed to providing a rewarding and enriching experience for all its volunteers. As a Brooklands volunteer you can expect to be supported and trained to carry out the role you undertake and to enjoy being part of a volunteer body, which is acknowledged and thanked for its amazing contribution.
We welcome applications from volunteers of any background and are actively looking to increase the diversity of our volunteering team. We would particularly like to encourage more women to join our volunteer team. We will provide on the job training to help you learn about the Museum and feel comfortable in a volunteering role with us.
Some of the benefits of volunteering are:
- Enjoy being a part of a dedicated team and make new friends
- Learn new skills and gain a greater understanding of history and science
- Know you are making a vital contribution to the running of the Museum
- Volunteer loyalty card with free admission for friends and family
- Enjoy a discount in the Sunbeam Café and Brooklands Shop
- Invitations to training and lectures and regular volunteer gatherings
“We’re all one big team at Brooklands – both volunteers and managers. The magic of Brooklands is the people.”
Derek Royston Hattersley, Brooklands volunteer for over 25 years
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service awarded to the volunteers of Brooklands Museum by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, on the Queen’s behalf, on 27th July 2016, in recognition of their outstanding voluntary work in the community
How to Volunteer
We recruit volunteers for specific roles as and when they arise, and details of any current volunteer vacancies will be detailed here.
We are currently accepting applications for Weekend Stewards to help us welcome visitors when the Museum fully reopens in May, please refer to the Weekend Steward role profile below. To register your interest - please click here and we will be in contact in April to discuss next steps
A PDF of the Volunteer Registration Form can be downloaded here.
Our volunteer roles fall into two main areas:
Front of House: Stewards, Educational and Adult Tour Guides, Event Marshals, Car Rides Team
Behind the Scenes: Archivists, Estates Volunteers, Restoration Volunteers, Collection, Oral History Team
To register your interest for future volunteer vacancies please click here.
Duke of Edinburgh/Air Cadet Volunteering
Young people can complete their Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh or Air Cadet volunteer requirements at the Museum. We offer three-hour sessions at the weekend and some participants complete all three levels with us and choose to stay on and join the volunteer programme.
To apply please complete our online Duke of Edinburgh/Air Cadet Registration Form. On receipt of your Registration Form our DofE Coordinator will be in touch.
If you would prefer to download and complete a hardcopy of the form, please click here for a PDF Duke of Edinburgh Registration Form.
Group and Corporate Volunteering
Every year groups of volunteers greatly assist Brooklands Museum by coming to volunteer. As well as giving us fantastic support, group volunteering also benefits companies as it engages employees while demonstrating commitment to the local community.
Youth groups also enjoy volunteering at the weekend and in school holidays and help prepare the site for events and visitors.
For more information on group and corporate volunteering please contact Volunteer Resources. Telephone 01932 857 381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org