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If you are cheerful and confident, with a love of local history and an enthusiasm for sharing it, then we want to hear from you.  

We love working with our volunteers, and if you join us, we want you to feel part of our extended family.  For us, volunteering means lots of things to different people.  Whether this is your way of giving back to your community, learning a new skill, new experiences, or a way of getting some work experience for your career. We do not mind what your motivation is, providing you are able to offer us some of your time and enthusiasm. In return we will make sure to support and value your time with us. Above all, we want you to have some fun and make new friends! 

Without our volunteers we would not be able to offer so many different activities that support our staff; you are integral to our team, and we want you to feel a commitment to what you offer the museum. 

Our team of volunteers are supported by our dedicated staff as well as our amazing Volunteer Co-ordinators. We are all here to support and give you the best experience possible. Please look at our current roles listed below and see if there is something that might interest you. 

Volunteer's stories

"I enjoy volunteering at the museum because the volunteer programme is well managed, provides a very broad and interesting diversity of events and bespoke projects to get involved in whilst being supportive, engaging and inclusive. There is a respectful appreciation as well from museum staff in relation to all the work that I put myself forward for as a volunteer" - John
"Being a volunteer at the museum gives me the very enjoyable opportunity to be involved in a range of activities offered by the museum. These include helping with creative sessions for children and interacting with visitors to the museum. I have also been able to extend my knowledge of local history and to work with supportive and friendly staff and volunteers." - Margaret

Current Vacancies

Events and Activities Volunteer 

The museum regularly runs events and activities. These are busy, fun-filled sessions where members of the public get involved and try their hand at something new.  

As the Events and Activities Assistant your role will be to reporting to the Events and Outreach Officer or Volunteer Co-ordinators and assisting them with the general running of these sessions. This could include keeping the area clean and tidy, signing people in and out, helping visitors with the event or activity being held, or object handling.  

Museum events and activities are held throughout the year, with the majority being at weekends or school holidays. Our events and activities cater for all age groups from pre school upwards.  

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then please complete our application form.