Maritime Museum Volunteers Celebrate Five and Ten Years of Service

Maritime Museum Volunteers Celebrate Five and Ten Years of Service

By: National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Added: 01 June 2015

It was party time at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall recently, as a number of volunteers celebrated over five or ten years of voluntary service.

At a special lunch to mark the occasion, 21 volunteers were awarded certificates and commemorative pins by the Museum Director Richard Doughty, Chairman Peter Davies and Vice Chairman Brian Steward. The volunteers came from all departments of the Museum including galleries, education, boat restoration and the library.

The Maritime Museum has over 180 volunteers who gave a total of 33,968 hours in 2014, the highest since the Museum started officially recording volunteer hours ten years ago. With 25 people recognised at the awards lunch, including four who were unable to attend, this brings the total number of volunteers who have been with the Museum for five years or more to 112 with 71 having been with the Museum for over ten years.

Human Resources Manager Linda Frost says: “The Museum simply could not function without our dedicated team of volunteers and we are immensely grateful for all that they do. Today’s celebration is just one small way we recognise their important work.”

The Maritime Museum in Falmouth is always on the lookout for new volunteers and with national Volunteer Week running from the 1-7 June, there couldn’t be a better time to consider joining the team. No previous experience is needed to become a Museum volunteer and anyone interested should visit nmmc.co.uk/volunteering or contact Linda Frost on 01326 214559 or email lindafrost@nmmc.co.uk.