A Museum Near Your Home Is Looking For

A museum near your home is looking for people to do part-time voluntary/unpaid work. You would like to do some voluntary/unpaid work at the museum.

Write a letter to the museum director to apply for the voluntary/unpaid work. In your letter

  • explain why you want to do voluntary/unpaid work at the museum
  • describe some skills and qualities you have that would be useful
  • give details of when you would be available for work

This formal letter question is from Cambridge IELTS 15 General Training Test 2 Writing Task 1.

Sample Letter 191 Words

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to offer my services as an unpaid volunteer at your museum. I have always loved your facility and spent years wandering through it both as a child and as an adult. I would be honored to offer my services and to help a museum that has meant so much to me. 

As a volunteer, I could offer a deep knowledge to the museum. As a student, I focused on the history of our local area and so could help curate exhibits, speak to visitors, and engage with the public. I am also skilled with computers and would be happy to help revise the museum’s website to share it with a wider audience. An updated website will encourage visits and allow people from all over the world to experience what the museum has to offer.

I could work Monday–Wednesday between 1:00–5:00 p.m. and all day on weekends. I would love to volunteer more hours, but those times are best for my schedule because I work at another job on Thursday and Friday and attend classes in the mornings. 

Yours sincerely,

Donald Cook

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