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Museum volunteers recognised at tea party

Volunteers' Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make at every level of society.

Museum Volunteers

During the week - which ran from 1-7 June - hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country.

Saffron Walden Museum held a celebration event of its own to thank their volunteers for the amazing work they do, and to give them a chance to meet each other and reflect on their experiences in the different areas of the museum. 

The museum has over 65volunteers who fulfil a number of different roles including running the welcome desk, sorting and cataloguing archaeology and natural sciences specimens at the museum store, and helping to run the popular learning and activity events during school holidays and half terms.

Three certificates were awarded to volunteers and staff by Uttlesford District Council's Chief Executive, Dawn French, and museum Curator, Carolyn Wingfield, for their nominations in the SHARE Museums East Volunteer Awards. The recipients were:

  • Wendy-Jo Atter - Volunteer Leadership Award
  • Ann Holloway - Visitor Experience Award
  • Angela Jones - 'We Couldn't Do Without' Award

Carolyn said: "The museum could not operate without the dedication and commitment of our valued volunteers, who contribute over 2,500 hours to the museum throughout the year. We are delighted to celebrate and thank them for such terrific community support."

If you would like to learn more about volunteering opportunities on the Welcome Desk or elsewhere at Saffron Walden Museum, please call 01799 510333 or email

14 June 2018