Get involved at Nottingham Castle
There are many ways you can get involved at Nottingham Castle, from assisting with public events, helping with popular family activities to stewarding late-night events. Volunteers also occasionally get involved behind the scenes and often support with new temporary exhibitions.
There will be many more opportunities throughout 2016 as the Castle transforms into a word wide heritage site over the next three years.
Mercian Regiment Ambassadors
Become the main point of contact and face of the new Museum of the Mercian Regiment Castle Gallery space. Volunteers will provide assistance for anyone wishing to carry out their own family history research, give information on the collection, safeguard the collections and help with future events that the museum is to hold. Role description here: Museum of Mercian Regiment Ambassador
Nottingham Castle Storytellers
Provide story sessions engaging with families with pre-school age children with various art works on display. Stories can be linked to the theme of the specific paintings/pictures/exhibits within the gallery. Role Description here: Castle Storyteller
Illuminate Youth Panel
Illuminate is a panel formed of young people aged 15-24 year old’s who work with Museum staff and artists to devise and take part in creative projects, create exhibitions and share ideas around how Nottingham Museums can be made more interesting and accessible. Role description here: Illuminate Youth Panel Volunteer
Family Art Carts Assistant
Help people use our interactive free family learning art carts in the Long Gallery. The carts contain various craft activities and items for families to do as they explore. Role description here: Family Art Cart Assistant
Museum Care Ambassadors
We need enthusiastic friendly faces to help deliver a series of creative/art inspired workshops in partnership with a number of care settings that support older people. The handling collection, the temporary arts exhibition programme at Nottingham Castle and other cross-site exhibitions at Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey can all be used as inspiration for the workshop content. The main aim is to improve the health and well being of the participants through creative practice and enable many older people to enjoy our collections and exhibitions without having to visit our museum sites. Please note this role is based at various community care settings – residential homes, day care centres etc. Role Description here: Museums Care Ambassador
Find out how to apply here....
Once you have found a volunteer role that best suits your skills and interests, please 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.