Some of our enthusiastic and long serving volunteers
Volunteers always welcome
The museum is always happy to welcome new volunteers to help man the museum and keep it running throughout the year. As our income is only from donations we have to rely on volunteers to keep the museum operational and there are two areas in which we need help:-
Front of House
New Watchkeepers are always welcome. Our long serving and loyal team of volunteer Watchkeepers man the desk in the museum and look after the 'front of house' part of the museum.
No experience is necessary to become a Watchkeeper. A warm smile, an interest in Oban, reliability and a friendly attitude are the most important requirements. Adult volunteers of all ages are welcome and there is no requirement to have any association with the armed forces - the museum covers Oban in peacetime as well as the war years.
You will get the chance to meet and talk with some of the 30,000 plus visitors from the UK and around the world who call in to the museum during the year. Duties include noting visitor numbers, operating a simple till and taking money for the sale of small items such as postcards, fridge magnets, books etc, talking to the visitors and giving them any help they need.
Watchkeeping shifts are for two hours with two people on each watch, seven days a week
10am to 4pm - March, April, October, November
10am until 6pm (10am to 4pm on Sunday) - May, June, July, August, September
7pm to 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only - July, August, September.
If you are interested in becoming a Watchkeeper at one of Oban's main tourist attractions why not come and visit us on Corran Esplanade, next to the Regent Hotel and talk to the Watchkeepers on duty - or contact us to arrange a trial 2 hour watch to see if you would like to join us.
Behind the Scenes
A great deal of work goes on behind the scenes and we are always on the lookout for volunteers with skills that could help in areas such as administration; marketing & promotion; graphic/design/display; fundraising/event organisation; DIY/maintenance/housekeeping skills.
If you think you may be able to assist us and can give up 2 or 3 hours a week, possibly working from your home, please get in touch.
Telephone 01631 570007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org