Volunteering Opportunities

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Do You Belong in a Museum?

New opportunities:

School and Group Visits Coorodinator Volunteer and exciting opportunity to make a real difference to our learning team helping the smooth delivery of a visit by being organised and prepared supporting other volunteers and staff. Please see the role descrition below.

Volunteer Marketeer Needed. Can you help us promote our museums? Are you excited by social media? Want to use your current skills or gain work experience? Please see the role description below and come and join us.

Volunteer Cleaner Needed. Are you passionate about cleaning and willing to spare a few hours to help us make our museums sparkle? If so, come and join us and help us make our museums shine.

Collections Enquiry Volunteer. Responding to visitor enquiries by using your research skills.


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

Over 100 volunteers across a wide age range 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?

Contact Vicki Lever and find out what you can do with us!
01765 690799 or email [email protected]


Follow the link below to apply



We are keen to hear from anyone interested in volunteering with us across all aspects of the museums, but particularly with the Front of House team.  We also have the following exciting new opportunities:o Ripon Museum Trust.