Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, the Galleries of Justice is a museum of crime and punishment. They need volunteers to help with all aspects of maintaining and improving this unique tourist attraction.

Family Learning Volunteer (Development) – The Galleries of Justice is regarded as a great, educational day out for families who come to visit, and the team are always trying to enhance this experience. As a development family learning volunteer, you’d be working behind the scenes alongside the Community Participation Officer to develop fun and creative sessions for visitors to take part in.

Family Learning Volunteer (Delivery) – Guided by the Community Participation Officer, delivery family learning volunteers are responsible for engaging visitors in exciting activities and ensuring that they have a fun and educational experience. This could be anything from facilitating a short, mock trial in the courtroom to encouraging families to take part in arts and crafts activities.

Disability Advisory Panel Member – To ensure that the visitor experience is continually enhanced, the museum is keen to gather the ideas and feedback of the community. Part of this is listening to the views of and getting real input from people affected by disability. The Disability Advisory Panel is open to all people who self-define as disabled as well as parents, carers and those who work with disability organisations. The panel meet quarterly give thoughts, feedback and suggestions to the Galleries of Justice Museum staff on the redevelopment plans and progress, discussing areas such as physical access to the building, the design of information panels, the suitability of background sound effects and other relevant issues.

Front of House Volunteer –The Galleries of Justice Visitor Attraction team is growing to ensure the best possible welcome and engagement is delivered to all audiences.  They are creating a new Front of House Volunteer team who will provide a fantastic welcome, excellent customer service and engage with audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the amazing new redeveloped museum.  Front of House Volunteers will work in a range of positions in the museum: in the galleries managing entrances, monitoring and engaging with exhibition visitors; supporting the Customer Service Co-ordinators; and facilitating engagement activity in the galleries.

Family learning Volunteer – Flexible, but preferably around 5 hours a week. You can volunteer for both the development and delivery sides of this role if you choose.

Disability Advisory Panel Member – The panel will meet quarterly.

Front of House Volunteer - This role will require a flexible time commitment including weekends, school holidays and some evenings. Ideally volunteers should be able to offer at least half a day per fortnight in order to make the experience fulfilling and worthwhile.


Click ‘Register Your Interest’ below and fill out the form.

Mary from the Student Volunteer Centre will e-mail you contact details for the Galleries of Justice museum.

Alison from the Galleries of Justice will be in touch, and before too long, you’ll be volunteering! 

Please indicate which role(s) you are interested in when you register your interest - this will help us greatly, and speed up your application proccess! Thanks :) 

Contact Details

Student Volunteer Centre (SVC)

UoN Students' Union

C Floor, Portland Building

University Park,

Nottingham, NG7 2RD


0115 846 8750


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