Getting Involved

Volunteering is a fantastic chance to get involved in something you enjoy, meet new friends, gain experience and have a real feeling of benefiting your community.

Whether you are 16 and just starting out, looking to gain experience in heritage or looking to retire and try something new – you may very well be able to help us.

Museums are a great way to engage with history and help families learn about their heritage and here at The Collection we like to make sure everyone that comes to visit has a great time. 

Whether it is looking around one of our vibrant temporary exhibitions, trying to find their house on our aerial floor map of Lincolnshire or investigating bronze age gold, longboats or Early Medieval Lincoln, there is a chance to learn something new.

We have the following opportunities available: 

Visitor Experience Volunteers  - You are likely to be the first person many of our visitors will encounter when they come to spend their day with us so we are looking for volunteers who are positive, have a sense of fun and want to make their day as special as possible.  You will be able to help them find their way around, tell them about all of the latest things we have on offer and generally get excited about history.  You will also help run our small gift shop on a day to day basis.  We have two main parts to our site – The Collection and the Usher Gallery meaning there will be plenty to learn about our art collection as well and help be ushers in our temporary exhibitions.

Story Time Volunteers – Story time is very popular in our early years area and we want to take it one step further with developing a regular timetable of stories and play.  If you love reading to families and getting them excited about literature then this is a great way to give back to your local community.  You will help us choose the best books for our storytime schedule and also source toys and items for young children to discover.

Volunteer Coordinator – our volunteers are amazing and we need to make sure they have someone who looks after their administrative needs.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about volunteering, has a good eye for detail and can organise rotas and paperwork that lets our volunteers concentrate on welcoming our visitors.  You will also need to be comfortable with IT and Microsoft Office.

 

How to Apply

Contact us at HeritageVolunteering@lincolnshire.gov.uk or call Katy-Jayne Lintott on 07775 552800 for more information.