Volunteer with Doncaster Heritage Services

Volunteering with Doncaster Heritage Services is a way to use your skills, discover new ones, share your passion for the past and have fun. Volunteers are vital to support the service and opportunities are varied.

What do volunteers with Doncaster Heritage Services do?

Doncaster Heritage Services includes Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Doncaster Archives, Doncaster Local Studies Library and Cusworth Hall & Park. 

Doncaster Heritage Services has a wide range of volunteer opportunities available across our sites.  Volunteers can get involved with activities both behind the scenes and with the public.  We also offer the chance to help with the continued restoration of Cusworth Park as a volunteer gardener.

Over 50 volunteers have already given their time for a number of reasons, including students who are looking to build their own skills, job seekers who want to gain relevant experience and those who are looking for a different way to spend their retirement.

Find out more about our current opportunities by downloading the role descriptions from the right hand side. 

Why volunteer with us?

Doncaster Heritage Services offers volunteering opportunities at all of our sites.  We aim to offer volunteer opportunities that are interesting and fun and can often help to build your CV.

Volunteering with Doncaster Heritage Services is a great way to build skills and confidence and to learn something new.  We offer on-going training opportunities for our volunteers.

With over 50 volunteers from every walk of life it is also a great way to meet new friends. We hold volunteer socials throughout the year, including trips, picnics and coffee mornings.

We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities and from all backgrounds.  Training is provided for our volunteering roles, so you do not need to have specialist knowledge, just a willingness to learn and a genuine interest. Why not try something new?

How to apply

If you wish to apply to volunteer with Doncaster Heritage Services please complete and return the application form:

Heritage Services Volunteering Form Final
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We will try to contact you within 2 weeks of receiving your form to let you know what the next steps are to getting started.

Please note: We are unable to accept volunteers under the age of 18. If you are under 18, and have a family member over the age of 18, this could be sibling, parent, grandparent, aunt, cousin etc, who may be interested in volunteering alongside you, we will accept applications as part of our family volunteering program.

What our volunteers say 

Lynda Regan, volunteer for the 1914-18 project says:
“I volunteered to work as part of the research, digitisation and events team. I’ve learnt a host of new skills and made use of the ones I already had. Volunteering got me out of the rut I was falling into after my parents died, giving me a new interest and a new enthusiasm.”

Mat Farrell, research and digitisation volunteer says:
“It's always nice to have a reason to get out of the house and mix with people, and it has taught me a lot of research-based skills you don't learn at school or university. Doing local history is a great way to get to know my hometown better too.”

Contact us

If you would like more information about volunteering with the Museum Education Service please contact us:

Last updated: 16 November 2017 15:24:37