Volunteering for SANHS

The success of SANHS depends on the dedication and imagination of its volunteers, who give their time, knowledge and expertise (and at times, straightforward physical effort), to carry out the Society’s objects.

Work includes conservation of the collections; organising and leading talks and activities; helping in the SANHS office; weeding the Norman Gardens; awarding grants; governing the Society; fundraising, and much more. Volunteers are the backbone of SANHS.

Volunteering for SANHS is flexible; you choose how much time you would like to give, and how often; you can try out something new, or use your experience to support the Society in its interesting work. In return, you will meet like-minded people, have fun, and play a part in shaping the future of Somerset’s heritage, and once a year, the Society organises it’s annual Volunteer Day to thank its volunteers for all their hard work.

Current volunteering opportunities 

  • SANHS needs a treasurer—do you have a head for figures—this role could be for you?
  • Do you have experience of fundraising, investing or digital technology and social media? If so, what about volunteering as a SANHS trustee?
  • Are you interested in local history, natural history, archaeology or historic buildings? Why not join one of the committees and help organise events and activities in a pastime that you are passionate about?

To find out more, please telephone the SANHS Office Manager on 01823272429 or send an email to [email protected] Alternatively, complete the attached Volunteer Application Form and send it to the SANHS office (details of how to do this are on the form).

We look forward to hearing from you.

SANHS volunteers
Volunteer Day 2018 Photo: Chris Jessop
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