Volunteering

Would you like a role with an enthusiastic team?

Are you interested in local history, art and crafts?

Would you like to gain new skills and improve those that you already have?

Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to meet new people, get involved with promoting art, craft and local heritage and gain valuable work experience within our service.

Across the four sites, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Bantock House Museum, Bilston Craft Gallery and Wolverhampton City Archives, we offer several types of Volunteer roles.  For example volunteers:

  • help at the front desks, welcoming new and returning visitors
  • look after visitors in the room settings by answering questions and helping with interactives
  • conduct guided tours and help deliver educational workshops
  • undertake research on local history and other collections
  • get involved in improving our online offer
  • help to create an excellent and award-winning visitor experience
  • act as Ambassadors for Wolverhampton Culture, Arts and Heritage

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill these roles:

  • Volunteer Visitor Ambassadors
  • Volunteer Tour Guides
  • Volunteer Cultural Learning Activity Assistants
  • Volunteer Collection Researchers
  • Volunteer Preventative Conservators

There is more information about the various roles here.

Interested?

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form and send to:

Marie Cooper
Cultural Learning and Volunteer Officer
Wolverhampton Art gallery
Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1DU

What volunteers have said about their experiences:

“Since I started volunteering I have learned a lot about my city and its heritage”

“Volunteering has made me realise that learning doesn’t stop after school”

“Made me realise I have talents I didn’t know I had”

Top Award for Archives Volunteer Project

In  August 2012, Wolverhampton City Archives were awarded the 2012 Archive Volunteering Award for their ‘Taking Account of our Past’ project.

The award, from the Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) and sector partners, recognises work involving volunteers within an institutional archive service in the UK and Ireland.  The judges were unanimous in choosing the ‘Taking Account of our Past’ project as the 2012 national winner, describing it as an ‘honest, positive and very well-managed project with excellent outcomes’.

For more information visit the Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) website.