Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills, meet like-minded people and make a real difference to your local community.

Volunteering is also hugely important to the Museums of Cheshire. Last year 714 people gave their energy and expertise to our museums and galleries. They spent over 66,000 hours supporting our venues, which given the funding cuts many museums are experiencing is vitally important. Without our volunteers many museums and galleries simply would not open their doors, and all kinds of special projects and activities would not take place.

Our venues are really varied and there are lots of different opportunities to get involved. Last year our volunteers assisted with a wide range of projects including:

  • Helping people research their family history in museum archives.
  • Maintaining gardens and woodlands.
  • Re-enacting historical events.
  • Welcoming visitors to our museums and keeping our shops and cafés open.
  • Supporting school pupils on museum visits.
  • Investigating our collections as volunteer curators.
  • Delivering talks, walks and workshops.
  • Helping to run our organisations by becoming trustees and administrators.

Would you like to volunteer with a Museums of Cheshire venue? We have lots of opportunities whether you are a student looking for a placement, someone wanting to improve their CV, or if you simply have some spare time and want to do something fun and rewarding. Volunteering is also a great way to make new friends.

Check the map to find the venues closest to you, or browse by theme to find museums that spark your interest. Then contact the individual venue for details about the volunteering opportunities they have on offer.