Volunteering Opportunities

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Do You Belong in a Museum?

Volunteer Recruitment Fair Thursday 13th September drop into the Workhouse between 11am - 6pm to find out more about our opportunities.

Volunteers are the magic ingredient at Ripon Museums, our continued success is only possible because of our wonderful team of volunteers!

Over 100 volunteers are actively involved in a wide range of flexible roles across our 3 sites and gardens. Whatever your interests and experience there is sure to be something which excites and interests you.

You could volunteer with us if you enjoy any of the following…

…talking to people, guiding groups, teaching groups, gardening, making things, cleaning things, selling things, researching, cataloguing, conserving, fund-raising, marketing, painting, repairing, office work, IT projects, being in costume, being in role, being creative, sharing ideas and looking after visitors and other volunteers..

There are those who have lived locally for many years and those who are have recently moved here. Volunteering can be a great way to build your skills and confidence, especially if you’re seeking experience of working with children and the general public or are interested in museums or education. You can enhance your CV and employment prospects also make new friends and meet like-minded people through a volunteer role.

You don’t have to have specialist knowledge to volunteer; all you will need is an enthusiasm for the museums and their collections and a willingness to get stuck in!

Some of our volunteers live locally others have just moved to the area or there are also opportunities to volunteer from home.

All ages, all abilities, all welcome! If you are interested in doing something for us, why not pop in for a chat sometime?

Call or email Wendy and find out what you can do with us!
[email protected]

Follow the link below to apply


Or please download the attached files to find out more about the current volunteer vacancies at the museums and complete the registration form.

Exciting New Roles

If you are looking to expand your knowledge and understanding of the heritage sector, are keen to gain experience of a curatorial role or would like to learn more about social history our new curatorial roles could be for you. We are lookng to recruit: resreach, collections, housekeeping, interpretation and photography volunteers NOW. Please see the attached role descriptions.