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The Whitaker has a growing friendly team of volunteers who are the heartbeat of all we do. The volunteers share our passion to provide a unique, quirky, space rich in heritage and culture. The contribution and dedication of our volunteers enables us to provide a sustainable museum that is freely available to everyone.

We do things a little differently to other museums and so we welcome people from all walks of life, this helps us to create a truly diverse team. We offer a wide range of roles at the museum bringing together a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences. If you have memories you’d like to share or be involved in create memories for future generations and inspire change, this could be the start of your volunteering journey at The Whitaker.

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Email: volunteering@thewhitaker.org

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Why become a Volunteer?

Volunteering at The Whitaker is a win win, not only are you contributing to the future of the museum, but you will benefit too;

Making new friends, join our welcoming team.
Learn new skills and training opportunities!
Boost your confidence & self esteem.
Receive discounts and rewards.
Access exclusive events and money can’t buy experiences!

Behind the scenes

Our amazing team of dedicated volunteers help in all kinds of ways.

Whether it’s getting up close and personal with a crocodile (a stuffed one of course) in our collections team, maintaining the gardens, supporting activities or welcoming guests with a smile we have lots of opportunities available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all our volunteers will have an induction process and receive all the information or training appropriate to the role undertaken. You will also have lots of opportunities to access further training.

The short answer is no. We have many different roles and opportunities available; some are broken down into half day shifts so you can choose to volunteer for just one or as many as you like. We also have roles that are for specific events or activities.

No all our volunteering roles are unpaid roles, however you can claim your travel expenses, refreshments are provided and you will receive a discount in our restaurant should you wish to purchase your lunch.

With so many people coming and going we want all our volunteers to be easily identified so you will be asked to wear a Whitaker t-shirt (this will be provided in a choice of colours with a large range of sizes available).

Once again absolutely not. Whether you’re creative, a historian, an enthusiast or have never stepped foot in a museum or art gallery before you‘ll be in great company and we would encourage you to come along and join us.

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