The MoC is an entirely volunteer-run organisation, and as an independent museum, has no external funding. Although we have no wages or staff overheads to pay, we still have to find several hundred pounds each month, just for heating, lighting and water! Obviously then, we have to rely on all the physical help and financial support we can get!
Obviously, our top priority is the well-being and preservation of the Collection.
To this end, we need people with communication/engineering-related backgrounds; we also need French polishers, researchers, cataloguers, archivists and librarians.
Each year we change our Exhibition.
We need planners, designers, set builders, guides, writers. We need people on the reception desk and people to serve the coffee.
We are aiming to raise public awareness of the Museum.
We need people to help with publicity and promotional work - from assisting with press releases and maintaining this website to distributing leaflets and posting letters.
We aim to encourage young people into science-based careers.
We need help to develop this, with visits to the Museum and on-site Workshops as well as off-site Roadshows.
We're short of money...
We need fundraisers and Event organisers.
We have a large building to maintain and restore.
We need a Building Co-ordinator; we need chippies, brickies, plumbers, roofers etc..... structural engineers and architects would be invaluable!
Would you like to help with any of these?
Or do you have other skills you would like to offer?
Why not come along on a Saturday to see what it's all about!
If you'd like more details, phone 01592 874836 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2011-2012: This website is the work of our youngest Volunteer, 15 year old David Robertson, and forms the practical voluntary section of his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award programme. We are delighted with the result and wish him well!