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The Rustic Volunteers are our volunteer group who maintain and develop the museum and its collection. They are led by a very small administrative team, but they carry out many of the 101 tasks which arise at the museum each working week from Wednesday to Sunday, including the extensive special events.


Wednesdays and Thursdays are the days when most volunteers attend but we also have a growing weekend group for those who are working during the week. We always meet up in the Village Hall for tea/coffee and news in the morning and afternoons.




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Volunteers tend to form themselves into groups according to the tasks which they prefer to tackle, or according to their individual skills.


   These groups roughly cover the following tasks:p1
  •   Building.
  •   Carpentry.v55
  •   Gardening,
  •   Conservation of displays and artifacts.
  •   Engineering, mechanical restoration.
  •   Electrical work.
  •   Textiles and leather.
  •   Clerical work, archiving, accessions, interpretation.
  •   Education, family activities, help for school parties.
  •   Building Maintenance.
  •   Event Support and Outreach Events


The Old Kiln Railway organises its own working groups.






Benefits of being a Rustic Volunteer



Apart from the pleasure of working with a group of like minded people on items of historic and cultural interest Rustic volunteers also benefit from free entry to the museum during normal opening hours throughout the year and a lively social program.

How to become a Rustic Volunteer



Please download the application form (using the link below), print and complete the form and send it to the Volunteer Co-ordinator at the Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, GU10 2DL

To download the form please click on this link    Volunteer Application Form     

Note: This document requires Adobe Reader, if you do not have it then click this link to download it.    Adobe Reader     

If you have any queries about volunteering then please contact us by email using this link, Contact The Rustic Volunteers