Volunteer Grant and Funding Co-ordinator, Waterworks Museum

● Working with Museum Directors, you will lead grant applications from the museum to a range of sources.
● This role requires a self-motivated individual

● Identify appropriate funding opportunities based on the Museum’s strategy as outlined by the Directors
● Capture local impact data including demographic data to support the evidence of need
● Work with trustees and volunteers at the museum to come up with solutions to project needs that fit funding priorities
● Write funding applications with a focus on building relationships with funding sources and supporting bodies
● Support the Directors in operational handover to prepare for new funded projects

Ideal skills and experience

● Experience of researching and identifying a range of relevant funding opportunities and submitting applications for project funding
● Experience of working within local communities and within community partners
● Knowledge of relevant funding streams
● Knowledge of community development and engagement methodologies

The role is flexible and there is no fixed time commitment.
Some work can be done remotely, from home.
Volunteers will need to become members of the Museum and Induction would be provided.

For more information, please contact volunteering@waterworksmuseum.org.uk

Back of House Volunteers, Stourbridge Glass Museum

This role will be helping the museum with various jobs needs to be done around the museum.

For example, helping the curator for new exhibition, helping stock take for the museum shops, sorting out of the donated glasses for sales and helping museum staff for research requests.

Conservation and Library Volunteers, Stourbridge Glass Museum


Trustees, The Pen Museum

Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association

The Pen Museum is looking to further strengthen the Board of Trustees and is particularly keen to increase its diversity to reflect its audiences and wider society. The museum’s objective is to develop and sustain a trustee group with a shared sense of commitment to, and pride in, the Museum’s cause, who can work together with wisdom, judgment, integrity, and insight, give sufficient time and energy, and who have an exemplary reputation with all beneficiaries and stakeholders.

You are invited to apply in confidence by submitting your CV, with a brief covering letter highlighting why you want to be a Trustee and what you feel you can contribute. There is no closing
date for applicants.

Recruiting New Trustees – Pen Museum

Volunteer Engineer, Waterworks Museum Hereford

Primary Role – Operating and Maintaining Engines and Pumps


Typically, tasks might include:

Knowledge and Experience

Further information can be obtained from volunteering@waterworksmuseum.org.uk

Register to volunteer, Black Country Living Museum

Register your interest in volunteering with Black Country Living Museum (BCLM).

About BCLM

Throughout its 44-year history, Black Country Living Museum’s aim has always been clear: Inspiring your discovery of the Black Country. It ensures that the revolutionary story of the Black Country’s industrial landscape – the first ever of its kind in the UK – is celebrated by generations.

With its bostin’ seasonal, themed and high profile events, as well as being regularly used for TV and Film locations, BCLM is one of Europe’s most successful open-air museums.

BCLM is currently embarking upon its largest development ever, with a multi-million pound investment bringing its story into the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Based in the heart of the Black Country’s regeneration zone, BCLM is within good commutable distance from many of the surrounding counties.

About the roles

We have many volunteer opportunities across all different teams here at BCLM, that vary in skill level and interests.

About you

BCLM is interested to hear from candidates who are:
– Friendly and positive
– Eager to learn new things or develop existing skills
– Willing to share their knowledge with others
– Keen to help re-tell the story of the Black Country and our local heritage
– Empathetic towards the aims of BCLM

Begin your Black Country Journey

Submit an expression of interest online via the BCLM website. If BCLM has a role come up that they think you might be interested in, they will contact you with further information.

Volunteer MODES Collection Inventory Assistant, Weston Park

Role Title:    Volunteer MODES Collection Inventory Assistant

Reporting to:  Curator & Head of Learning

Accountable to: Curator & Head of Learning and Chief Executive


The Weston Park Foundation is an independent charitable trust with learning and conservation objectives, dedicated to Weston Park, its park and gardens of 1000 acres and the indigenous internationally important collections of fine and decorative art. In addition, the property also has the Granary Art Gallery a free-access contemporary art space that offers monthly changing exhibitions year round.


Project Description:

Weston Park’s inventory of over 30,000 objects is stored on MODES (Museum Object Data Entry System) Complete, a digital database. Around 600 museums, galleries and other organisations throughout the UK use MODES to manage their collection information. Weston Park’s records require continual checking to ensure that data is in the correct fields and that complete records of provenance (where known) are given, especially where the fine art collection is concerned. It is an essential and vital part of the way that they manage the important collection.

The MODES Collection Inventory Assistant will work as a part of the Curatorial & Learning Team reporting to the Curator & Head of Learning and to the Administrator. They will be based in the Curatorial & Learning Department and in the House.


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An induction into Weston Park’s working practices and the work of the department will be given. They will also give on-the-job training for each aspect of the role, including the use of the MODES database and also cataloguing style.


Days and Hours of duty:

They request a minimum of half a day per week, and an ongoing commitment to the project. Dates and times of duties can be arranged to suit the individual.

Volunteer Conservation Assistant, Weston Park

Role Title:    Volunteer Conservation Assistant

Reporting to:  Curator & Head of Learning, Conservation Housekeeper

Accountable to: Curator & Head of Learning and Chief Executive.


Weston Park attracts around 25,000 visitors during the open season which includes families, children, coach parties and corporate groups. These visitors come see the 17th century House, Park & Gardens, Temple Wood, Adventure Playground, Granary Farm Shop, Art Gallery, Restaurant and other specific on-site events.  The Weston Park Foundation which owns the property is a registered charity and conservation and learning are core purposes of it.

Volunteer Conservation Assistants are required to work alongside the Conservation Housekeeper to help with specific conservation projects along with general day-to-day collections management activities, usually within the House.


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Duties start at 9:00am or 10:00am between Tuesday and Thursday (inc.) Length of duties are negotiable with th

Volunteer Gardener, Weston Park

Role Title: Volunteer Gardener – Walled Gardens

Reporting to: Head Gardener, Gardening Assistants

Accountable to: Head Gardener and Chief Executive


Weston Park attracts around 25,000 visitors during the open season between May and September which includes families, children, coach parties and corporate groups. These visitors come see the 17th century House, Park & Gardens, Temple Wood, Adventure Playground, Art Gallery, Granary Grill & Deli and other specific on-site events.

Volunteer Gardeners are required to work alongside the Head Gardener to help with specific major gardening development projects along with general maintenance of the park and gardens.

The team is currently keen to have assistance in the development of the walled garden, where vegetables and herbs are grown for use in the House and Brasserie Restaurant, and where they are looking to develop a new educational offer for school visits.


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Length of duties are negotiable with the Head

Maintenance Volunteer, The Lace Guild Museum

The Lace Guild Museum is a small independent accredited Museum run entirely by volunteers, housed in a detached Edwardian building in the heart of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.

It is a specialist museum with a large collection of lace and lace related artefacts. The Museum collects both antique and contemporary lace. The Lace Guild CIO, a membership organisation and registered Education Charity, was founded nearly 50 years ago to encourage the up take and further knowledge about this fascinating heritage craft.

Volunteers are needed across the range of their activities. Knowledge of lace and lacemaking is not essential,but an interest in textiles helps. They need volunteers in a range of our activities including meeting and greeting visitors to the building, helping other volunteers with the museum, library and archive, photographing the collection and archive, light gardening duties to keep the small garden neat and tidy as well as helping with the sales of donated second hand items and publications.

Maintenance volunteers will