A Museum Is Looking For Voluntary Workers | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

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 unpaid work. In your letter:

  1. Explain why you want to do voluntary work at the museum.
  2. Describe some skills and qualities you have that would be useful.
  3. Give details of when you would be available for work.

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Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to express my interest in working in your museum as a part-time employee. I heard through the grapevine that you are looking for people who can help the museum with some unpaid work.

I have always been interested in arts since my childhood. It had been my childhood dream to work for a museum. As I have just completed my graduation in History, I would like to work for the museum so that I can not only enrich my communication skills but also gain valuable work experiences. I am good at handling clients and can also work a museum guide. Apart from this, I am good at doing accounts and this would definitely be an asset to the finance department as they can rely on me at any time of the day.

Since I completed my studies only recently, I want to utilize this week to spend time with my loved ones, and starting next week I would be available to work. Please note that I will be able to work only work on alternate days as I have the responsibility to look after my parents.

I hope you will consider my application and allow me to work for your prestigious museum.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Taylor

Manjusha Nambiar

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2 Responses


    I am writing this letter in response to a recent vacancy announcement by your museum which you have asked for people to do part-time voluntary work. I would like to apply for this vacancy because it will help me in communicating in English and will help to develop my career.
    I am available for this great opportunity because I think that it would allow me the opportunity to learn some great skills and to have a better career in the future. Besides, it would help me to understand many important parts of its country’s history wish I decide to live, in addition, it will allow me to speak my English communication, consequently better my knowledge and help in my development with the human being.
    Regarding my skills, I have a good computer office one, I also know how to work well in a team environment with other people, and I know how to speak in three different langue: Portuguese my mother tongue, Spanish and English. Besides, I taken many history classes when a was making my high school, and to help me now I have read many books related to history art and the importance of art to our lives. I also live close to the museum which would make a huge difference for you to arrive in time. So, if you choose to hire me for this voluntary position I will work hard to add value to your team.
    I am available to work every day from 7 to 12 am, except on Saturday and Sunday, these days take the day to my family, and I am available to start immediately.
    I am hoping to hear a positive response as soon as possible.
    Yours faithfully,
    Gilvam Ferreira

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