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.
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
- After 40 hours of volunteering enjoy the benefits of our loyalty card with free admission for friends and family
- Enjoy 20% 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
To apply for any volunteer opportunity please take a look at our current vacancies at the bottom of this page. Then complete our online Volunteer Registration Form. On receipt of your Registration Form we will be in touch.
If you would prefer to download and complete a hardcopy of the form, please click here for a PDF Volunteer Registration Form.
Our volunteer roles fall into two main areas:
Front of House: Stewards, Educational and Corporate Tour Guides, Event Marshals, Aircraft Factory Demonstrators
Behind the Scenes: Archivists, Estates Volunteers, Restoration Volunteers
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Young people can complete their Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh volunteer requirement 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.
We also welcome family volunteering where young participants enjoy volunteering alongside a family member.
To apply please complete our online Duke of Edinburgh 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 Sue Lewin, Volunteer Resources Manager Telephone: 01932 857 381 extension 242 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please complete your availability for August and September and email your completed roster to email@example.com. If you have any queries during July please speak to the Volunteering Department. Thank you