Community Engagement Volunteer

We're looking for confident, friendly people to help us engage the community with a brand new museum
Flexible hours Flexible

In 2025, we'll open an exciting new Library & Museum in the heart of Wakefield City Centre, featuring innovative and interactive museum galleries that tell the story of the whole Wakefield district. We want the new galleries to be community-led, full of stories and objects that matter to our local communities, so we’re embarking on a programme of community engagement to collect stories from our communities, ensuring their voices and perspectives are heard and included right from the start. We will deliver interactive and creative activities out in the community, and record the information, feedback, stories and ideas that come out of these activities.

We're looking for Community Engagement Volunteers to support museum staff with this community engagement programme. You will support staff to deliver the activities and accurately record what you hear and see, so that we have usable data to base our development plans on. You will chat to members of our local community and listen carefully to their ideas and stories, making sure everyone feels like they have had an opportunity to be involved. You will share our plans for the new museum with enthusiasm and passion.


Travel expenses will be paid.
Deadline: Fri 31st March, 2023



Suitable for

People who are older, People volunteering together, People seeking work, People new to volunteering, People working on their wellbeing

Minimum age


Skills gained

Listening, Talking to others, Teamwork

Skills needed

Listening, Reading & writing, Talking to others, Teamwork



Wakefield Council Museums & Castles

Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, UK
Wakefield Museums & Castles is the museum service for the Wakefield district. We have three museums in Wakefield, Castleford and Pontefract, and two castles in Pontefract and Sandal. We hold collections of over 110,000 objects, which record the history of our district from prehistory to modern day.
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