Volunteers and Friends Groups

Especially in the current economic climate we cannot underestimate the importance of volunteers and Friends groups. With the museum sector under increasing financial pressure and many instituitions facing budget cuts that will affect services and provisions we turn to our volunteers and Friends groups to help raise public support.

Volunteers make up 1/3 of the museum workforce and in many cases museums wouldn't even function without the help and support of its unpaid workforce.

The British Association of Friends of Museums (BAFM) is dedicated to helping friends and volunteers. With over thirty years experience it offers a friendly and practical network of support from people with first hand experience.