We rely on our volunteers to help us deliver exceptional visitor experiences across our heritage sites. Vital for the service and personally rewarding to those who get involved, there are plenty of opportunities available.

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team. Roles range from working with the public, helping with family-friendly activities, assisting curatorial staff, or simply mucking in with the upkeep of our beautiful gardens. For the majority of roles, no specialist knowledge is required; you just need buckets of enthusiasm, a friendly can-do attitude and a willingness to get stuck in.

We rely on our volunteers as their gift of time and commitment makes a genuine difference to the work we are able to achieve as a service. As a thank you, volunteers receive free entry into our heritage sites; invites to previews, conferences, and the annual volunteer awards.

Get involved…

If you see a role you’re interested in, please complete an application form and return. For more information call 0115 876 2205 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm), or email volunteer.programme@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 

Museum Object - Handling Assistants

We are looking for friendly, engaging individuals interested in running public-facing object handling sessions. Facilitating interactive ‘hands-on’ experiences, the volunteer shares and informs on artefacts (genuine and replica) sourced from the museum’s extensive collections. Sessions will be on a variety of subjects and linked to items on display at the Hall. Required weekly: Saturdays 1pm - 3pm.

Opportunity opened: 01/01/0001 More information

Wollaton Hall - Nottingham Industrial Museum

Wollaton Hall is home to Nottingham Industrial Museum which relies on volunteers to remain open. Always on the lookout for fresh talent assisting with marketing, learning and outreach, front of house, family-friendly events, or maintain and running the engines. 

Opportunity opened: 17/01/2018 More information

Greens Windmill - Events Coordinator

We are looking for friendly people who are interested in developing events and activities to be delivered at the Windmill. You would be developing memorable events, educational activities and parties suitable to the themes of the site – science, heritage environment, art and maths – that will be engaging, accessible and suitable for our visitors while encouraging new audiences. 

Opportunity opened: 17/01/2018 Role description

Family Friendly Events & Activities Assistant

We’re looking for friendly faces to welcome visitors and encourage them to join in a range of fun free family friendly activities. 

Opportunity opened: 17/01/2018 More information

Visitor Support Assistant

Volunteers play an active part providing information and assistance to enhance visitor experience.

Opportunity opened: 17/01/2018 More information

Gardening Assistant

Working as part of a team, volunteers assist head gardener with the upkeep and development of the 38 acres of gardens.

Opportunity opened: 17/01/2018 More information