Nottingham City Museums and Galleries Service sets out to inspire and challenge the way people experience, explore and develop their ideas about the diversity of the world through the creative use of museum collections and cultural resources.

Newstead Abbey Gardeners.

Working as part of a team, volunteers help our head gardener with the upkeep and development of the 38 acres gardens at Newstead Abbey so that they can be enjoyed by all visitors.

Main Tasks:

Basic horticultural maintenance tasks such as planting, pruning, weeding, edging, caring for borders etc.

Ad hoc clearing of conservation areas.

Being a friendly face for visitors and answering any questions they may have.

Nottingham Industrial Museum
Visitor Services Assistant 
Shifts available every weekend & bank holidays 10.30am – 5pm. Nottingham Industrial Museum is located in the 17th century stables block of Wollaton Hall, on the western edge of Nottingham. The museum is run entirely by volunteers, and is open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Volunteers contribute to the running of the site by providing information and assistance to enhance the visitor's experience by welcoming visitors, providing information about the history of the site and supervising the contents of each room ensuring their safety.
Duty Supervisors 
Shifts available every weekend & bank holidays 10.30am – 5pm. The main role of the Duty Supervisor / Deputy Duty Supervisor is to assist and organise fellow volunteers in the daily running of the Museum. You must be willing to attend regular management meetings and have done several shifts as a visitor service assistant first. 

Museum of Nottingham Life

From meeting and greeting, helping to care for collections, assisting with family friendly events to gardening and research work, there are a variety of ways to get involved. The Museum also won the national award for Volunteers in Museum Learning 2014 from the British Museum!

Current roles: Visitor Service Assistants - School Mistress/Master – Gardeners - Museum Care Ambassadors

Wollaton Hall

Based at Wollaton Park, Wollaton Hall are looking for a crew of enthusiastic volunteers to get stuck in!

Current roles: Visitor Service Assistants, Family Activities Assistants, Object Handling Assistants:  As an object handling volunteer you will be running sessions that provide visitors to Wollaton Hall with the opportunity to handle objects from the museum’s collection. Sessions will be on a variety of subjects, which will have links to the items on display at the Hall.


5 hours per month for at least one academic year. 

Newstead Abbey 
The Nottingham Industrial Museum
Nottingham Castle
Museum of Nottingham Life
Wollaton Hall

- Firstly click on the below button and fill in the form to show your interest!

- The Student Volunteer Centre will then send you details for Karen at the Nottingham CIty Museums and Galleries.

- Karen will then ask you to fill in an application pack, and if successful you will be invited to a monthly induction day!

30 minutes to an hour to go through necessary forms and policies such as Health & Safety on an induction day with other volunteers.
 Support on Offer
Ongoing support from other volunteers and the Volunteer Programme Co-ordinator.

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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