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Volunteering with Leeds Museums and Galleries is a way to use your existing skills, develop new ones, improve your knowledge, increase your employability, meet new people and have fun!

We have been awarded the Leeds Compact Kitemark by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL), demonstrating that we offer a good quality volunteer programme which is approved according to the standards set out in the Leeds Compact. We are very proud of this and continue to improve our volunteer offer in keeping with this quality standard.

Watch the 'Volunteering with Leeds Museums and Galleries' video to find out more:​​​​​

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Click to expandHow to apply

If you would like to get involved with any of our current projects, please download and complete a copy of our volunteer application form below.

You can return it to volunteer@leeds.gov.uk or send it by post to: Volunteer Coordinator, Temple Newsam House, Temple Newsam Road, Off Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE.
 
Unfortunately we cannot respond to speculative applications for roles other than those listed below.

Volunteer Application form (opens as Word document)

Our Volunteer Policy (opens as PDF)

Click to expandThe application process

We actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. 

Interviews:
We may select individuals from applications and invite them for interview to determine whether they would be suitable for the role they have applied for. 

Our decision on the suitability of a prospective volunteer is absolute and final.
 
References:
All individuals will be required to undergo reference checks before they are formally accepted as a volunteer and depending on the volunteer role, may require a​ DBS check.

Click to expandCurrent volunteering opportunities

Community Garden Volunteer - Leeds Industrial Museum

Help us keep the beautiful garden at Armley Mills in order, learn new skills and enjoy this atmospheric site.

Community Garden Volunteer role information (PDF 322KB)

Community Garden Volunteer application form (Word 155KB)


Other positions

Digitisation Volunteer (PDF 0.4MB)

Ambassador Volunteer - International Day of Older People (PDF 312KB)

Volunteer - Store Tour Guide (PDF 322KB)


Leeds Art Gallery re-opening volunteers

Please see the Leeds Art Gallery re-opening volunteer expression of interest form (Word 67KB) and our call out for volunteers document (PDF 426KB) for more information.

All available volunteer roles are advertised on this section of our website as well as on Twitter and Facebook.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Click to expandWhat do volunteers do? ​

​Our volunteers carry out and assist with a wide variety of tasks.

Previous and current volunteers have:

- Assisted with the documentation and research of our collections

- Helped identify and label collections

- Carried out cleaning and remedial conservation of objects

- Assisted in our Education and Outreach Programme

- Carried out basic data entry as well as front of house

 - Undertaken meet and greet roles and reception work

Click to expandWho can volunteer?

​Anyone can volunteer with Leeds Museums and Galleries. It doesn't matter what your skills, experience or background are or how much time you have to give.  All that we ask is that you are enthusiastic about the work and aims of the Museums and Galleries service, willing to learn, committed, reliable and willing to abide by Leeds City Council's health and safety and equal opportunities policies.
 
If you are currently undertaking a further/higher education course in a relevant field, you may wish to consider our internship programme.

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