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Stewards required

Volunteer Museum Stewards are needed to welcome visitors to the museum, ensure they get the most from their visit by answering or taking details of any questions. If you are interested in local history and like talking to people this could be for you.

No formal skills or qualifications are required, though you must be friendly and welcoming and happy to talk to visitors about the museum and its exhibits.

The museum is going through a period of change, all volunteers will have the opportunity input into the changes being made and it gives a potential for other roles to become available.. The role involves working with a team passionate about the Museum and the history and heritage of Ashford.

Stewards normally work in pairs either once or twice per month. The Museum is open from 11am until 2pm Tuesday to Saturday between April and late October.

Stewards normally work in pairs either once or twice per month. Volunteering sessions run from 10:45am to 2:00pm, Tuesday to Saturday, betewwen April and October.

Volunteers select the sessions they want to fill. Our volunteer co-ordinator will contact volunteers to ask if they are available for any unfilled sessions but there is never any compulsion.

Some cleaning is required.

Contact us if you are interested in helping

Responses expressing an interest in helping will be referred to our volunteer co-ordinator, who will reply by email. This may take a few days.


  1. David Birchall

    I am interested in a position as a steward. However, I am 80, but fairly mobile. Having lived in Ashford for nearly all my life, I worked in the railway works until 1979 having started as an apprentice.

  2. Kaydee gower

    Good Afternoon,
    I am a history student part time and am looking to gain more experience within museums and would love to volunteer as a steward. I have a strong interest in history and want to develop my knowledge in order to pursue a career in museums.
    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Kind regards,

  3. Gill

    Hello I’m interested in becoming a steward at the museum I use crutches but can get around ok with them but I cant lift or carry anything heavy if you feel I would be able to volunteer with you please get in touch

    • admin

      Your message has been forwarded to the person who co-ordinates our volunteers.
      He will get in touch with you.

  4. Imani O.

    Hello my name is Imani
    i am a student and am currently looking for a place to fulfil my work experience for about 4-5 days. I’m interested in history and thought this would be a great opportunity to learn more about the place i live in.
    Please reach back if you’re open by June and looking for some help, I’m open to doing anything.
    Many thanks

    • admin

      We only open three hours a day, which is usually insufficient for provision of work experience within the period allowed by schools.
      We also have difficulty providing adequate safeguarding as our stewards change daily.


      Ashford Borough Museum

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