Volunteer at the Burton at Bideford

Volunteer at the Burton at Bideford

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer at the Burton at Bideford – a creative, supportive and interesting venue – then we’d certainly welcome you to join our friendly team. You don’t need to know anything about art, crafts or retail, just have the passion and energy to work with people and get stuck into a range of jobs.

We don’t mind if you’re becoming a volunteer to learn new skills, get some social time, or are working on an arts project at college and want to find out more about the industry – as long as you’re willing to be enthusiastic then you’re welcome to join us.

Roles may include:

  • Archive and document items from our permanent collection

  • Help with workshops and events

  • Inform visitors about the exhibitions

There are lots of other roles and opportunities for people at the Burton at Bideford so please do get in touch. A member of staff will be happy to discuss with you what you’d like to do and how we can help you feel fulfilled working with us.

Purpose of becoming a volunteer at The Burton

To enable visitors to have a positive, welcoming, and engaging experience of the Burton making the best use of their visit.

Volunteer Role Tasks/Duties

  • To act as an advocate for the Burton
  • To support the information desk during busy periods and holiday seasons
  • To welcome members of the public, providing orientation information around the building and answering questions about the exhibitions, craft gallery and museum.
  • To undertake light administration duties (for example; photocopying, putting together mail out etc)
  • To gather and record data on the audiences through interviews, questionnaires etc
  • To provide information regarding volunteering at the Burton to interested parties
  • To provide information regarding the Friends of the Burton Art Gallery and Museum including information about how to become a Friends
  • To direct customers to the main information desk as and when appropriate
  • To act in accordance with Torridge District Council Policies

Please Note:

This role will not be responsible for handling any cash, selling artworks or providing tourist information although you may be required to direct the public to the Information desk where a member of staff will undertake these and other similar tasks.

We would love to have you on board whether young or old.  Everyone is welcome to join.