Volunteering at John Bunyan Museum & Library

This fantastic gem of a museum, in the heart of Bedford’s Cultural Quarter, is thriving thanks to its team of dedicated volunteers of all ages. After a year's closure due to the covid virus, 2021 looks set to be another busy year, with events and activities planned. We really need people to help support the museum in a number of ways.


We always need volunteers to help welcome visitors, and keep the museum open; but this year we are also looking for volunteers with experience working with schools, marketing (especially social media), retail, or an interest in working with the collections.

Curator, Nicola Sherhod explains:


The museum would simply not exist if it wasn’t for our fantastic team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. They are involved in all areas of the museum, and their ideas and hard work keep the museum interesting and fun. Volunteering is such a great way to meet people, develop transferable skills, and to support a great part of Bedford’s heritage!”  

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The museum runs an annual recruitment morning which was in early June 2021, but is still accepting applications to volunteer all year round. New season training is ongoing, so please phone or email to be considered.

For more information, visit our GET INVOLVED page.