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Our volunteers are fantastic.

Whether they’re engaging families at Weston Park Museum, welcoming people to Kelham Island Museum, supporting our events team, or helping out behind-the-scenes, every hour they spend with us makes a massive difference to our sites and our visitors.


Volunteering with us can also be rewarding and can enhance your skills, knowledge and confidence. As well as offering valuable first-hand experience of how museums work, it’s a great chance to meet people and try something new.

If you’re over 16 and able to offer some time to support us through volunteering we would be hugely grateful for your contribution, but most importantly, so will our visitors.

Under 16? You can find our more about opportunities for young people to get in involved in the work of the museums here

How to volunteer

Applications for new volunteers are currently closed, but we will update this page as soon as we have more information about when applications are reopen.


Contact us

Current Volunteering Opportunities


Applications for new volunteers are currently closed. We recruit new volunteers at various times during the year. For enquiries about volunteering with us, please email

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Everyone was so welcoming, kind, and keen to get stuck in to every event, activity, and opportunity. I couldn't have wished for a better experience.
Cait, Aug 2021