Volunteering at our Museums and Castles

An old volunteer wearing green t-shirt moving a garden trolley with plants in it

Do you have a passion for history or culture? Are you a people person? Would you like to get more involved with your local area?

If the answer is yes, then why not become a volunteer? 

There are so many different things to do within volunteering. Each role offers flexible hours, and we provide full training and support.

What's more, volunteering is a great way to: 

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Develop new skills and learn about the district's history, stories and collections
  • Build your confidence
  • Be active
  • Gain work experience

Current Opportunities

Environmental and Gardening Volunteer (apply by 31 August 2024

Do you enjoy gardening? Are you willing to get your hands dirty? Join us as an Environmental and Gardening Volunteer! You will help plant shrubs and bulbs across the Pontefract Castle grounds. You will be involved with looking after and maintaining the plants as they grow. 

Environmental Volunteer - Surveys (apply by 31 August 2024) 

Are you interested in wildlife and invertebrates? We are looking for Environmental Volunteers to do surveys at Pontefract Castle!

Adult Activities Volunteer (apply by 31 March 2024)

Are you interested in supporting lifelong learning? We are looking for Adult Activities Volunteers to support on site delivery. You will be involved with welcoming visitors and providing information about activities. You will help our Learning Team engage with our audiences.

Family Activities and Events Volunteer (apply by 31 March 2024)

Would you like to work with families? We are seeking Family Activities and Events Volunteers to support on-site delivery. You will be involved with welcoming visitors and providing information about activities. You will help our Learning Team engage work with our family audiences. 

Click here for information on all available opportunities

 

There are various exciting volunteering and placement opportunities across Wakefield Museums and Castles. As a volunteer you'll be helping to make our spaces fun and friendly places to explore. 

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