Become a part of our dedicated team of volunteers working in varied roles at. Through volunteering at The PWRR and Queen’s Museum you can:

  • Learn new skills
  • Work as part of a friendly team
  • Be a part of your community
  • Meet new people
  • Boost your career options
  • Gain free entry into the museum and Dover Castle

Volunteer roles at The PWRR and Queen’s Museum

Admin Volunteer

You will provide invaluable support with a wide variety of administrative duties covering fundraising, marketing and social media. Work could include updating databases, mail outs and filing. You will also possibly get involved with wider museum marketing such as leaflet and poster distribution. [See full Role Description p3]

Collections Volunteer

You will be part of an enthusiastic team of volunteers helping to conserve and care for the diverse collections which include medal, uniforms, art, weapons, photographs and much more. Projects include documenting collections, photographing artefacts, editing images, updating the collections database and care of collections. [See full Role Description p4]

Visitor Engagement Volunteer

You will be part of an enthusiastic team of volunteers enhancing the visitor experience of The PWRR and Queen’s Museum. You will welcome visitors and help them engage with the collections and exhibitions. Engagement Volunteers work within the galleries helping to interpret the collections for a variety of different audiences. Engagement Volunteers also help to protect the collections by being vigilant with regard to safety and security. [See full Role Description p5]

Outreach Volunteer

You will assist key audiences in engaging with the museum and its collections through our outreach programme both at the museum and across Kent. Session at the museum may include craft making, storytelling, drama and music. Events outside of the museum involve running a stall with promotional material, object handling, and reminiscence workshops.  [See full Role Description p6-7]

Maintenance Volunteer

You will help to maintain and improve the interior of the museum’s Grade I listed building, situated in the Keep Yard of Dover Castle. As part of a small team you will assist with the routine upkeep and maintenance of the museum, and planning of future improvements to the building. [See full Role Description p8]

Other volunteering opportunities

If you have other skills that you would like to offer that aren’t covered by the roles listed above, then do let us know.

What next

We would love to hear from you if you think any of these roles would interest you or if you have other skills that you can offer. We are flexible with the time you can commit and will provide full training and support.

Please read the following full role description for the different volunteer roles. Then get in touch with Catherine Holt to request a Volunteer Application Form and Volunteer Monitor Form.

PWRR Museum Volunteer Role Descriptions

Contact details

  • Catherine Holt, Assistant Curator
  • Email:
  • Phone: 01304 240121
  • PWRR and Queen’s Museum, Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover CT16 1HU