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Events and Holidays

Find out about opportunities to volunteer during the holidays and at special events.


Community Events Volunteer

Our Community Events Volunteers engage new audiences through supporting fun, interactive workshops at Bristol-based events, schools, festivals and at the SS Great Britain. Sign-up for at least five events each year in this varied, engaging role.

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Sewing Volunteer

Our team of sewing volunteers make vital repairs and alterations to our Victorian costumes worn by visitors, school groups and our costumed volunteers. No previous experience of sewing is necessary. Sewing days take place at the SS Great Britain once every couple of months, and you can sign up on an ad hoc basis. 

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Summer Heritage Intensive

Gain experience in the heritage sector through this intensive two week volunteering experience.  You will be volunteering in our Library and Visitor Experience teams engaging the public with objects and stories. 

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Summer Visitor Experience Volunteer

Our team of Summer Visitor Experience Volunteers welcome visitors to the site, encourage people to try out some of the incredible interactives in our new Being Brunel Museum, take photos of visitors dressing up in Victorian costume, hand-out boarding cards as people climb on-board the ship and make sure everyone has a great time during our busy summer months. Volunteer at least one-day each week during July and August.

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Please contact volunteering@ssgreatbritain.org if you are available to volunteer during school holidays.