TAS volunteers are committed non-specialists who work under the guidance of curators and other professionals to help conserve our heritage.

This work includes:-

  • On-site conservation of books, manuscripts and archives
  • Cataloguing
  • Acting as stewards and guides at Stately Homes, museums and gardens
  • Conservation of textiles

A number of TAS Sanderstead members act as volunteer guides at several venues giving them the opportunity to make new friends and meet members of the public. Listed below are some of the interesting opportunities which are currently available. If you are interested, please email us on this website. Click on ‘About Us’ and then ‘Contact Us.’ or click here

1. Quebec House, Westerham needs additional guides for the two new rooms to be opened this spring.

2. Benjamin Franklin House, Charing Cross. There are opportunities for getting involved with all aspects of running this small museum including planning and helping with events, education programmes for visiting school parties and manning the shop.

3. Foundling Museum - Britain's first home for abandoned children needs gallery stewards.

4. National Portrait Gallery - needs volunteers to work on book conservation.

5. University College London - would like volunteeers to work on cleaning material in the archives to prepare it for digitisation.

6. Worshipful Company of Stationers - require volunteers for a number of different tasks.