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.



Who can volunteer? Who can volunteer? <div class="ExternalClassBE9DC3C80E924266B63FEE335AC4675F"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>​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. <br> <br>If you are currently undertaking a further/higher education course in a relevant field, you may wish to consider our internship programme.<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></div>
What do volunteers do? ​What do volunteers do? ​<div class="ExternalClass18F39AA7D0604965A2E6C20B445BDC58"><p>​Our volunteers carry out and assist with a wide variety of tasks. </p> <p>Previous and current volunteers have: <br><br>- Assisted with the documentation and research of our collections<br><br>- Helped identify and label collections <br><br>- Carried out cleaning and remedial conservation of objects<br><br>- Assisted in our Education and Outreach Programme<br><br>- Carried out basic data entry as well as front of house<br><br> - Undertaken meet and greet roles and reception work</p></div>
Current volunteering opportunitiesCurrent volunteering opportunities<div class="ExternalClassAAFBF64508F149CDAF901458A897300C"><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><b>Engagement Volunteers for First World War Projects - After Armistice: Peace in Leeds  & WomensWork100</b></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E">We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to visit groups around the city and engage people with our programme commemorating the Armistice of the First World War.<br></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><a href="/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/Engagement%20Volunteer%20First%20World%20War%20-%20Armistice100%20+%20WomensWork100.pdf"><strong>Engagement Volunteers for First World War Projects Volunter role information (PDF 228KB)</strong></a><br><br></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><b>Volunteer Museum Activity Assistant - Leeds City Museum</b></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E">Assist visitors to engage with the muesum through craft activities.</p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><b><a href="/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/LCM%20Volunteer%20Museum%20Activity%20Asst%202018.pdf">Museum Activity Assistant Volunteer role information (PDF 225KB)</a><br><br></b></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><strong>C<strong>ommunity Garden Volunteer - Leeds Industrial Museum</strong></strong></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E">Help us keep the beautiful garden at Armley Mills in order, learn new skills and enjoy this atmospheric site.<br></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><strong><a href="/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/LIM_Growing%20for%20Colour.pdf">Community Garden Volunteer role information (PDF 322KB)</a></strong></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><strong><a href="/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/LIM_Volunteer%20Application%20form.doc">Community Garden Volunteer application form (Word 155KB)</a></strong><strong></strong></p><div class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E">  <br></div><div class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"> All available volunteer roles are advertised on this section of our website as well as on Twitter and Facebook.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</div><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"> </p><div class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"> ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</div></div>
The application processThe application process<div class="ExternalClassCB6DE6BF23DE494182ED8CE76F64EA77"><p>We actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  </p> <p><strong>Interviews:</strong><br>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.  </p> <p>Our decision on the suitability of a prospective volunteer is absolute and final.<br> <br><strong>References:</strong><br>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.</p> ​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>
How to apply https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/LMG_Vol_Application_form.doc, Volunteer Application form (opens as Word document)https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/Volunteer%20Policy%20Apr%202015%20(2).pdf, Our Volunteer Policy (opens as PDF)How to apply <div class="ExternalClass99D5F60FE81F4FAD90D5352CFCDBC2DA"><p>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.</p> <p>You can return it to <a href="mailto:volunteer@leeds.gov.uk">volunteer@leeds.gov.uk</a> or send it by post to: Volunteer Coordinator, Temple Newsam House, Temple Newsam Road, Off Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE.<br> <br>Unfortunately we cannot respond to speculative applications for roles other than those listed below.</p></div>



LCM Volunteer Museum Activity Assthttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release Documents/LCM Volunteer Museum Activity Asst 2018.pdf231163pdf
Engagement Volunteer First World War - Armistice100 + WomensWork100https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release Documents/Engagement Volunteer First World War - Armistice100 + WomensWork100.pdf233676pdf
Volunteer Application Formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release Documents/LMG_Vol_Application_form.doc130560doc