Museum Minis Volunteer Support

We are looking for a volunteer to support regular Thursday morning sessions for 2 - 5 year olds.
2 hrs / week Thu 23rd May – Thu 25th Jul Wakefield North view map

As part of the informal programming weekly (term time) Museum Minis sessions are held at Wakefield Museum on a Thursday morning 10.30am -11.30pm. These sessions are planned for 2-5 year olds and their families. Co-developed between the Learning Team and Visitor Experience Assistants (VEAs) who lead on delivering the sessions. 

The sessions take the form of a simple trail around the museum for children to find, plus 4 activities for children to take part in with their adults. The activities might include colouring, cutting and sticking, moving things with tongs or scoops, role play/pretend, collage etc. 

They are designed to be self-led, but we have staff to welcome visitors and introduce the session.

We would like you to help with this session

· Helping the team set up and pack away materials.

· Keeping count of the number of people taking part in the sessions. 

· Helping facilitate the sessions - encouraging people to get involved with the activities and showing them how they can be done.

·  Providing a warm welcome.

·  Singing along with the rhymes and demonstrating any actions. 

This is a great chance to get experience delivering learning activities to an Early Years audience.


Travel expenses can be paid.
Deadline: Fri 28th June, 2024


Arts, Young people

Suitable for

People new to volunteering


Accessible toilet(s)

Minimum age


Skills gained

Creative, Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork

Skills needed

Creative, Listening, Talking to others



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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