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Volunteer Vacancies

The Sid Vale Association is staffed totally by volunteers, and is dependent upon them to continue the work of the SVA.  We do not offer paid employment. If you are able to spare some time and are interested in one of the following vacancies, please contact the person associated with each vacancy for more information or email info@sidvaleassocation.org.uk If you have knowledge or experience which would help individually or are interested in helping on any of the sub-committees (please see Navigation menu for these), then please email info@sidvaleassociation.org.uk.


For all the Museum vacancies, please contact the Museum on 01395 516139

The Museum operates within the Sid Vale Association charity status.


New stewards are always welcome.  If you like meeting people, are interested in what the Museum offers, then why not consider this.  Also, as the museum is continuing with fairs like Blackmore and Astrofest, they would like Stewards to help man the stands.

Museum Helpers

To work behind the scenes on stored collections,  preparing exhibitions, etc..

Conservation and Planning Committee


For decades this committee has played an important role in the Conservation of Sidmouth’s heritage, both in terms buildings and countryside.  It has contributed greatly to the town and countryside which we cherish today.  We are seeking 2 or 3 persons to join a small group, who, usually working in pairs, monitor building applications submitted to the planning authority which could impact upon the conservation of our natural heritage.  Where necessary a letter may be written showing reasons for amendment or objection.  The committee acts on behalf of almost 2,500 Association members.  Special skills are not required and help will be given.  Access to the internet and e-mail preferable.  In addition, we are also seeking a Chairman for this committee.  For more details please contact the SVA Vice Chairman Revd Handel Bennett on 01395 514211.

Meetings OrganiserSecretary

This position entails:

  • Arranging a programme of four talks per Winter season for October, November, January and February
  • Booking the Manor Pavilion for the above plus Museum Talk, and the AGM
  • To inform the SVA Treasurer for settlement of speaker's expenses
  • Confirmation of public address system and other equipment
  • Confirmation of speakers attendance
  • Confirmation of dates for the teas with the SVA Social Secretary

For further information, contact the SVA Vice Chairman Revd Handel Bennett on 01395 514211.


To undertake the distribution to the Museum, the Town Information Centre, and  a few local retail outlets, of the Landscape Calendar and the Countryside Walks packets.

Contact the SVA Vice Chairman Revd Handel Bennett on 01395 514211.

Social Secretary

We already have a small group of willing helpers to provide refreshments at a variety of SVA events. We seek an arranger/planner to develop, with the help of this group, a programme of Social activities.

Contact the SVA Vice Chairman Revd Handel Bennett on 01395 514211.