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Being a Friends Volunteer offers the opportunity to enjoy a closer involvement in various aspects of the Museum’s life. You can help in a multiplicity of ways at special events, at the mailing of the Friends’ quarterly Newsletter, Bowes Arts, and at occasional mailing shots for the Museum.

Volunteers are also sought to help in the new Archives Reading Room, which may involve transcribing John and Joséphine Bowes’ bills, receipts and correspondence, amongst other fascinating documents. Volunteers are also creating an on-line database to catalogue the Museum’s entire collections, enabling easier access both for researchers and for the public.
 

A number of Friends also volunteer as Museum Guides, welcoming visitors and taking them on tours of the collections.
 

For more information please contact:
John Bird (who is the volunteer coordinator for the Friends) via friends@thebowesmuseum.org.uk .
 

Alternatively please telephone 01833 690606 ext 233 and leave a voicemail message for John Bird.
 

You may also be interested in becoming a Museum Volunteer (as opposed to a Friends Volunteer) in which case please contact:
 

Leigh Shaw on leigh.shaw@thebowesmusuem.org.uk

or tel. 01833 690606 ext 253

(Direct line is 01833 694610)