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Volunteering

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Volunteering with us provides a rewarding and enriching experience. We are a friendly, diverse team made up of people of all ages and backgrounds, with differing skills, knowledge and life experiences. Through a volunteer role with us there is an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends and offers unique experiences.

Who can volunteer?

We welcome adults (over the age of 18) of all abilities and offer a supportive environment. Full training is provided for all volunteering opportunities, so you don’t need to be an expert to join the team and we welcome applications from anyone with some time, enthusiasm and commitment. Whether you are looking to gain experience for a career in museums or are looking to volunteering to meet new people, we would be happy to hear from you.

Young volunteers

If you are under 18 or in full time education you can volunteer through work experience or a placement programme linked to your school, college or university. Please apply using the volunteer application form stating that you wish to be considered for work experience or a placement and give the name of your school/college.

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers undertake a wide variety of roles including tour guiding at Abington Park Museum; researching, caring for and documenting our collections, research for exhibitions and events; helping us to document and care for our collections; helping engage our visitors in activities such as family workshops; and assisting with events.

What is a role description?

Role descriptions outline the tasks and duties of the role, the amount of time commitment required and identifies skills and experience needed to carry out the role or that can be gained in the role. 

We have a variety of volunteer roles to suit people with different interests giving an insight into museum work both front of house and behind the scenes.

Current volunteer opportunities