THE ARTS SOCIETY BROMLEY Heritage Volunteers are committed non-specialist volunteers who work under the guidance of curators and other professionals to help conserve our heritage.

Current membership of THE ARTS SOCIETY BROMLEY qualifies all members to participate in the Heritage Volunteer Scheme.

 Heritage Volunteers undertake projects for:

  • museums
  • National Trust properties
  • historic houses
  • libraries and gardens

They give their time to care for collections, record documents and act as guides and stewards.

The Wall Hanging

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of The Arts Society, a wall hanging has been designed by Jill Makepeace-Warne (a former National Chairman) and consists of various panels, each one representing an aspect of Heritage Volunteering and each one to be done by a different  Arts Society Area - the Greater London Area has been designated to do one representing ecclesiastical textiles.
Each person can design what they want to do on the panel in line with the subject they have been given. The panel is white felt, and apart from the one colour specified for the title, the stitchers can use any colour in their work.

Current Projects:

Members wishing to volunteer their services can choose from 27 various organisations with vacancies; all will give relevant training to develop new skills and the opportunity to meet new and interesting people.

Time given to volunteering can be of your own choosing - from once or twice a week to once a month, depending on how much time you have to spare.  At present we have 19 members of The Arts Society Bromley engaged, of which eight are at Tate Britain!  Museums, National Trust properties, libraries and churches are all eager to welcome The Arts Society's members to their teams, and to make the best use of their skills.

At each lecture there is a Heritage Volunteers' table at the front of the hall, showing the various organisations requiring volunteers if you are interested please speak to me or contact me, Jocelyn Wright on 01689 860762 or email :

  • On-site conservation of books, manuscripts, archives and maps
  • Cataloguing documents and archival listing
  • Conservation of arms and armour, medals and military silver
  • Preventative conservation of textiles, replica work and creation of period costumes
  • Guiding and stewarding in museums, historic houses and gardens

Become a Heritage Volunteer

Jocelyn Wright our volunteer-coordinator, has quite a long and varied list of organisations that are anxious for help in roles ranging from front of house to guiding, research, conservation and so on training where appropriate is given. For detailed information on what is available, Jocelyn can be reached on 01689 860762 or email She is to be found in person at our monthly meeting in the Civic centre, Bromley, and will de delighted to give you a copy of her list of organisations looking for volunteers and to discuss what might appeal to you.

Volunteers are trained by professional conservators, advisors or curators.
All organisations, which are based in London and parts of the South East, show great flexibility with the hours that volunteers can offer.


Jocelyn is usually at our monthly meetings in the Civic Centre and will be very happy to talk to you and answer any questions.