Council appeal for museum volunteers

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RESIDENTS are being urged to offer their services as volunteers in a range of roles at the city’s museums.

Portsmouth City Council is offering people the chance to get experience in a variety of areas by providing tours, talking about exhibits, and dressing up in period costume, as well as patrolling sites and reporting issues.

The roles will cover the six Portsmouth City Council museums and heritage sites across the city; Portsmouth Museum, D-Day Museum, Cumberland House, Southsea Castle, Charles Dickens’ Birthplace and Eastney Beam Engine House.

There will be ongoing support and training provided.

The council’s museums manager Jane Mee said: ‘People can gain so much personally from volunteering while giving so much to others, everyone benefits.’

Anyone interested in volunteering or finding out more information about the roles should call (023) 9283 4914 or email