Welcome Volunteer

Could you greet our visitors with a smile?
Flexible hours From Thu 27th Jan 2022 Wakefield Rural view map

You will be meeting and greeting our visitors, making sure they receive a warm and friendly welcome. You will also be supporting visitors across our 45-acre heritage site. There is lots to see and do, so you will be helping visitors plans their day and encourage them to take part in various activities, trails and demonstrations.

We are well known for our underground tours, but we need you to help our visitors explore our site above ground. This includes encouraging our visitors to explore:

  • Nature trail and reed beds
  • Authentic industrial buildings and objects
  • Galleries big and small
  • Pony Discovery Centre
  • Adventure playground

The Museum is currently open from Wednesday to Sunday and would particularly encourage applications for weekend volunteering.


We are unable to cover travel expenses


Men, Women, Older people, Young people

Suitable for

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


Accessible toilet(s), Wheelchair accessible

Minimum age


Skills gained

Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork

Skills needed

Listening, Talking to others



National Coal Mining Museum for England

The National Coal Mining Museum for England aims to keep coal mining alive by collecting and preserving the industry’s rich heritage, creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
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