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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

We open for volunteer registration at certain times in the year, and we keep this page updated when there are specific roles to apply for. 

Contact us

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Please note: the applications for new volunteers are currently closed and will re-open at the end of September into October. 

For general enquiries about volunteering with us, please email:

  • A group of adults standing in front of the Bessemer Converter © Sheffield Museums
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  • Two adults leaning on a barrier talking to an adult standing in front of historic engineering equipment © Sheffield Museums
  • An adult sitting on a rug holding a child's toy in front of a display case of historic toys © Sheffield Museums
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  • Volunteer tour of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (c) Sheffield Museums
  • Volunteer in a Museum storage room looking at a portfolio of black and white photographs and holding one to the camera.  (c) Sheffield Museums
  • Two Museum volunteers standing in the Museum holding an old book about Sheffield to the camera. (c) Sheffield Museums
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  • Museum volunteer standing in Weston Park Museum wearing a medieval costume. (c) Sheffield Museums
It's helped me a lot with my mental health and confidence, talking and being around other people. It's rewarding, I feel I get more back than I give.
Sheffield Museums Volunteer Survey, 2023