Get involved…

Nottingham City Council is offering the opportunity to be a part of the incredible Dinosaurs of China, Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers Exhibition coming to Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 1 July to 29 October with a number of exciting volunteering roles.

We are looking to recruit a team of enthusiastic, friendly faces for the following roles:

  • Dinosaur Rangers: This involves supporting Hunter the animatronic Sinraptor dinosaur on public appearances around the city and beyond in the build-up and during the exhibition! The role will include assisting the operator of the dinosaur and giving out information about the exhibition. Hunter has already visited the intu Victoria Centre, Nottingham Panthers, and Notts County Football club and has many other exciting visits and events lined up including 20/20 cricket at Trent Bridge, the Riverside Festival, and Splendour scheduled. These events are in the lead up to and during the exhibition dates.
  • Visitor Service Assistants: Welcoming visitors, answering enquiries and providing information about the exhibition, site and facilities. We’ll train you so well that you’ll know all there is to know about the exhibition.
  • Family Activities Assistants: Welcoming families to the Explorer Zone, encouraging families to take part in a variety of free family friendly activities.

You can read more about the exhibition here.

For further information, please contact the volunteer team on 0115 8762205 or email 

Current opportunities with the Nottingham Industrial Museum

Wollaton Hall is also the  home to the Nottingham Industrial Museum which relies on volunteers to remain open on weekends. They are  always looking for new volunteers to help us run and maintain the site and there is often opportunity to get  involved both with front of house, supporting family friendly events, helping behind the scenes, being a duty supervisor, to helping maintain and run the engines.

To see current opportunities please go their website.

Find out how to apply here....


We require anyone who wishes to volunteer to complete an application form. We regret that due to the number of applications we receive we are not able to accept them all. Our ability to offer a placement, at your preferred area or museum site can be affected by the time of year or the type of projects which may be running at any one time. An application form can be found here:  NCMG application form


All applicants are required to attend a one to one interview with a volunteer coordinator, to learn more about Nottingham Museums, our values, policies, to talk further about the role you have applied to do, and as a chance for you to ask any questions. It is also an opportunity for us to get you know better and ensure you are placed in the role best suited to your skills and interests.


All volunteers will receive an general induction to NCMG and to their specific site or role. Induction is designed as a friendly welcome and introduction to the site and area you will be volunteering at and will provide you with a clear idea of what to expect in your first days and weeks. It will also help you understand how you will be contributing to the museum service.

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