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VOLUNTEERS are wanted to help at a museum in Fareham.

Hampshire County Council is appealing for people to come forward and become Welcome Host volunteers at the town’s Westbury Manor.

Around 10 to 15 volunteers are needed to help at the museum.

All volunteers are given an induction and training in visitor services, booking procedures and security.

Hampshire County Council’s councillor in charge of culture and recreation, Cllr Keith Chapman, said: ‘The work that is done by volunteers is extremely valuable and we are keen to encourage more people to volunteer in their local community – something that lies at the heart of the government’s Localism Act.

‘Anyone over the age of 18 can become a volunteer and we hope to ensure as many people as possible who wish to volunteer are able to do so.

‘There are many benefits to volunteering, from being part of a team to gaining valuable experience and knowledge.

‘Some might also see volunteering as a stepping stone into higher education or full-time employment.

‘Volunteering is a great way for people to participate in the life of their community museums to help them flourish.’

For more information about how to become a volunteer visit hants.gov.uk/volunteers or call 01962 826 700.

Applicants will be chosen in March.