Why volunteer at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno?

There are a huge range of benefits in volunteering, from making new friends to improving your employment opportunities. There’s even evidence to suggest that volunteering could be good for your health. You will also know that your expertise and time is helping to support the work of an educational charity and independent museum.

Here are some of the benefits of volunteering at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno:

  • Help us to sustain a unique heritage site of international importance in West Cornwall
  • Work in a friendly, welcoming and fulfilling environment
  • Gain free entry to the museum including special events
  • Develop new skills through training and development
  • Gain a sense of personal achievement
  • Free entrance to other Cornish Heritage Volunteer scheme sites (minimum 55 hours/year volunteering)
  • 10% discount in the museum shop
  • 10% discount in the museum cafe
  • Help with travel expenses
  • Free parking in the Porthcurno car park
  • Make new friends and attend staff & volunteer social events

As a charity we rely upon the skills, time and passion of our volunteers who make a huge difference to the museum. We have a wide variety of opportunities, from digitising our collections, supporting our public services, keeping our historic equipment in working order as well as much more including:

Cable Stitchers
A group of enthusiastic knitters and crafters welcoming new recruits. Needles and yarn are supplied, plus tea, coffee, biscuits & company. We have patterns to suit all skill levels. Meetings take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 3-5pm, at the Wilshaw Building.

Citizen Curators
Citizen Curators is a free work-based training programme covering the basics of museum work: collections, communities, research, interpretation and communication. Click here to find out more. 

Young Curators
Young Curators is a programme for under 24 year olds working with creative media and digital technologies. We want young social media creatives, designers, bloggers, vloggers, film makers, illustrators and photographers.

If you would like to discuss volunteering opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Janet Standring [email protected] or 01736 811914

“I have learnt so much since volunteering at the museum. I am surrounded by people who have taught me many fascinating things about the technical and social history with such enthusiasm. I work with some lovely people and meet visitors who come from all over the world, many of whom have a connection through their ancestors with Porthcurno. I have had a chance to indulge in some historical research, help out with the education programmes and evening events, and bring family and friends to see what a gem this place is!” (Gareth Parry)