Volunteering Programme

Volunteers on the Cutting Edge project working with the Metalwork collection © Museums Sheffield

Our Volunteering Programme

Volunteers help in almost every aspect of what we do. Last year nearly two hundred volunteers contributed their time and skills to help us maintain our excellent museum and gallery service.

Three great reasons to volunteer with Museums Sheffield:

• Learn new skills (or use existing ones) and gain valuable experience working in the museums and galleries sector
• Contribute to a good cause
• Make new friends

There are all sorts of ways you can help us improve what we do and in return you will gain an enjoyable, fulfilling experience, along with an enhanced CV. All aspects of museum and gallery work are covered by the programme along with more general office roles. We will re-imburse you for reasonable travel expenses and other costs you might incur when agreed in advance.

Current vacancies include:

Visitor Research Volunteer

Friends Membership Promoter Volunteer

Hands on History Object Demonstrator Volunteer

How to volunteer: We run the programme on a strictly practical basis, finding volunteers to fit roles and tasks requested by museum staff. All our volunteering opportunities are advertised to the volunteers on our digital register. To enrol on the register, contact us on volunteering@museums-sheffield.org.uk, explaining a bit about why you are interested in volunteering. You’ll then be invited to come in for an introductory meeting, and we’ll add your details to our register database.

Being on the register doesn’t guarantee volunteer hours – If we have too many applicants for a post we might have to undertake a selection process, so it is possible not all applicants will get to this point. Please don’t let this put you off applying for one of our other opportunities though. We will take references, and for some posts we may need to carry out a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check.
Once you’ve been matched to a volunteer post, we will ask you to come in again for an induction, and whatever training is appropriate.



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