Volunteers

There are many ways to get involved

OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

Our volunteers are much valued members of the PK Porthcurno team and play an important role in supporting our visitors’ experience of the museum and its collections. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, from supporting our public services to digitising our archive collections and keeping our historic equipment in good working order. As a volunteer you’ll have the opportunity to make new friends, share your skills and even improve your employment opportunities, and you’ll also know that your time and expertise are helping to support the work of an educational charity and independent museum.

Volunteer with us, and you can:

Work in a friendly and fulfilling environment
Develop new skills through training and development
Make new friends and attend staff & volunteer social events
Help us sustain a unique heritage site of international importance

Benefits include

Free entry to the Museum and special events
Free entry to other Cornish Heritage Volunteer scheme sites (based on a minimum of 55 hours per year volunteering)
10% discount in the Museum shop
10% discount in the Museum cafe
Help with travel expenses
Free parking in the Porthcurno Valley car park

If you would like to discuss volunteering opportunities, please contact us or telephone 01736 811914


Girl looks at old communications eqipment at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Young Curators

Young Curators is a programme for under 24 year olds, with a focus on working with creative media and digital technologies. It is ideal for social media creatives, designers, bloggers, vloggers, filmmakers, illustrators and photographers.


Citizen Curators volunteers

Citizen Curators

Citizen Curators is open to over 18s and is a free work-based training programme which covers the basics of museum work, including collections, communities, research, interpretation and communication.


Cable Stitchers volunteers

Cable Stitchers

Our enthusiastic group of knitters and crafters create fun additions to our exhibitions, including our flock of knitted carrier pigeons, and are always pleased to welcome new recruits. Needles, yarn and knitting patterns are supplied, as well as tea, coffee, biscuits and lively company. No experience needed. Meetings take place on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 3pm to 5pm in the Museum’s Wilshaw Building.

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