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Museum volunteering
Each of our museums has many volunteers. We welcome people of all ages and with different kinds of experience to offer.  Each museum has different arrangements and offers different opportunities.

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Volunteering at Ellesmere Port

Volunteering at Gloucester Docks

Volunteering at Stoke Bruerne

Museum Supporters' Groups
Each of our museums has its own supporters' group.  All three groups are registered charities and all play an important role in the development and running of their museums.

Ellesmere Port, The Boat Museum Society

Gloucester Docks, Friends of the Museum

Stoke Bruerne, Friends of the Canal Museum

Volunteering with The Waterways Trust
The Waterways Trust, which manages the National Waterways Museum, offers environmental and fundraising volunteering opportunities on the Rochdale Canal, Droitwich Canal, Cotswold Canals and in Scotland on the Lowland Canals.

For information

England & Wales, 0845 0700 710 or email

Scotland, 01324 677822 or email







Volunteers helping on the boats at Gloucester.

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