Volunteer opportunities at the Museum of British Surfing

The Museum of British Surfing needs your help – we’re looking for enthusiastic individuals, preferably with a keen interest in surfing, to join the established volunteer programme at this award-winning and vibrant heritage attraction in North Devon.

We opened to the public again with our new exhibition ‘Sixties SURFER!’ on March 28th, 2013.

Whether you’re a student looking to gain valuable work experience, a professional looking to give something back to the community, or actively looking to get your foot on the museum, charity or surf industry ladder – this opportunity is tailor-made for you.

Newly recruited volunteers will help deliver excellent customer service to thousands of visitors and will also have the opportunity to get involved with marketing & events, learn about the charity sector and play their part in the UK’s growing surf industry.

The Museum of British Surfing opened the doors of its first permanent home in Braunton, North Devon, in April 2012. Prospective volunteers will provide front-of-house services to visitors and ensure first-class visitor satisfaction.

The museum has also staged temporary exhibitions all over the UK since 2004 that have been seen by more than 350,000 people. It became a Registered Charity (1131433) in 2009, establishing itself as the national body responsible for looking after Britain’s rich surfing heritage that dates back more than two centuries.

For the front of house role you need to be able to spare at least three hours a week. You can download a description of the role here:

Front of House – Volunteers

Candidates should email their CV and covering note to Peter Robinson: contact@museumofbritishsurfing.org.uk or by post to Museum of British Surfing, The Yard, Caen Street, Braunton, North Devon EX33 1AA.

The photo shows volunteer Nigel Tinsley-Such welcoming visitors from Switzerland to the museum.

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