Volunteer

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.


 

 

Current volunteering opportunitiesCurrent volunteering opportunities<div class="ExternalClassAAFBF64508F149CDAF901458A897300C"><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><b>Pop Up and Play - Leeds Art Gallery</b></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E">We're looking for stewards to assist the Assistant Community Curator with our two week festival of playful art activities in Victoria Gardens.<br></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><b><a href="/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/Pop%20up%20and%20Play%20Volunteer.pdf">Pop Up and Play role information (PDF 485KB)</a><br><br></b></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><b>Events Stewards - Lotherton</b></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E">We're building a team of volunteer stewards who can be involved in our many large scale events that take place on site throughout the year.</p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><strong><a href="/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/Lotherton%20Events%20Stewards.pdf">Lotherton Events Steward role information (PDF 511KB)</a><br><br></strong></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><strong>Volunteer Live Guide - Lotherton Hall</strong><br></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E">We're looking for volunteers to deliver guided tours, and interact with groups of visitors while explaining the history of the Edwardian houes and the family who lived there. </p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><b><a href="/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/Volunteer%20Live%20Guides%20Lotherton%202018.pdf">Volunteer Live Guide role information (PDF 523KB)</a><br><br></b></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><b>Victorian Re-enactors - Abbey House Museum</b></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E">Take on a role as one of our Victorian characters in the 19th Centry street setting at Abbey House! <br></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><b></b></p><a href="/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/Victorian%20Re-enactors.pdf"><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><b>Victorian Re-enactor role information (PDF 293KB)<br><br></b></p></a><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"><strong>Crane Volunteer - Leeds Industrial Museum</strong><br></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E">We're looking for a volunteer to help research and conserve the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway portable crane in our Industrial collection.<br></p><p class="ExternalClassEDC3B82C56F344D0AD790E9A0EF7969E"> <strong> <a href="/museumsandgalleries/Release%20Documents/LIM%20Crane%20volunteer.pdf">LIM Crane Volunteer role information (PFD 530KB)</a><br><br></strong></p><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>
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>
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>

 

 

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
LMG_Vol_Application_formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release Documents/LMG_Vol_Application_form.doc132608doc
Volunteer Live Guides Lotherton 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release Documents/Volunteer Live Guides Lotherton 2018.pdf534835pdf
Victorian Re-enactorshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release Documents/Victorian Re-enactors.pdf299527pdf
Lotherton Events Stewardshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release Documents/Lotherton Events Stewards.pdf522724pdf
Pop up and Play Volunteerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release Documents/Pop up and Play Volunteer.pdf496051pdf
LIM Crane volunteerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Release Documents/LIM Crane volunteer.pdf542246pdf