The National Justice Museum (formerly the Galleries of Justice), located in the old Shire Hall and County Gaol of Nottinghamshire, with medieval dungeons, Georgian cells, Victorian courtrooms and an Edwardian police station, is one of Nottingham’s leading visitor attractions and most important heritage sites.
About your role
Education Volunteer The education department are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who have an interest in crime, law, history or working with children to come in and work with education groups of all ages during term time. This could include helping the facilitators set up sessions before the school arrives, supporting through delivery and then assisting with clearing away afterwards. Sessions include courtroom workshops, where the students carry out a trial, and museum workshops. Museum workshops can be on a variety of themes and structures such as Capital Punishment debates, historical enquiry case studies, object handling or crime solving. There may also be the opportunity to assist with the research and development of new workshops or trials and other administration tasks such as evaluation inputting or preparation of resources.
Legal volunteer The education department are currently trying to build up a group of volunteers made up of law students (and practicing/ retired members of the legal profession) who can come in and work with our school groups, in term time, during courtroom workshops. During these sessions the school prepare a trial script, including questions for the Barristers, which they then act out in our Civil Courtroom and we are wanting to include volunteers, particularly during the trial preparation, to support this. It would also be a great opportunity for the children to be able to ask questions concerning the law profession to those who have first-hand knowledge of it.
There may also be an opportunity to support some of our museum workshops for Secondary to University level. These can be on a variety of themes and structures such as Capital Punishment debates, historical enquiry case studies and prison reform. Under the direction of the facilitator the volunteer would support the delivery of these by answering questions and encouraging the students to engage with the activities.
Education volunteer: Term time, minimum 2-3 hours per week, weekdays only
Legal volunteer: Term time, minimum 2-3 hours per week, weekdays only
How to find us
Click ‘Register Your Interest’ below and fill out the form.
Mary from the Student Volunteer Centre will e-mail you contact details for the National Justice Museum :)
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 :)