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Volunteering

Over 500 fantastic volunteers support our Heritage Team, Market Town Museums, Collections, Record Office, and Libraries…

Our roles are diverse and unique and range from House Interpreters, where volunteers (sometimes dressed up in period costume) give guided tours of the 1620’s House and Gardens, to Archaeology Volunteers documenting and taking high quality photographs of the collections. Alongside our traditional volunteers many of our Community Curator projects have a volunteering element where local people take the lead designing and co-creating exhibitions and events in local museums. We are also delighted to support constituted groups of volunteers who are affiliated to our services such as Loughborough Library Local Studies volunteers (LLLSV) and Leicestershire Shared Reading Groups.

Our volunteers are invaluable. Their gift of time, energy, commitment and passion brings vibrancy, diversity, keeps us relevant and helps keep our services alive. Each volunteer has a personal reason for getting involved and whether that be to make a difference to their community and the people within it, feel connected, feel better mentally and physically, learn or experience something new, we strive to help them to make this happen. Volunteering can be the key to new opportunities for everybody.

‐ Chairman of The County Council, Pam Posnett

I really enjoy supporting people who are house bound. They need companionship. It is not just a case of leaving the books, it is the time dedicated to chat, have a cup of tea and listen.

‐ Leicestershire Home Library Service volunteer

I have been volunteering to support the Anand Mangal ladies’ group to explore their memories of Partition in 1947 and their sense of belonging to Loughborough. We have been using museum collections to inspire reminiscence and explore their sense of place. It’s been an incredible journey so far supporting them to curate their own exhibition to tell their story in their own way, featuring their own precious belongings, using their own words.

‐ ‘Do You see What I See?’ workshop volunteer

Volunteering Activity

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Leicestershire County Council Collections Team Volunteers!

Leicestershire County Council’s Museum Collections reflect the natural life of the County as well as the histories, interests and aspirations of the people who have made it their home. The Collections team works with various groups of volunteers who enable us to make our collections more accessible.

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Our Volunteering Activities

Read more about what our volunteers are involved in!

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Get involved

Find out more about the exciting volunteering opportunities we currently have available within the Communities and Wellbeing Service

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Resources

Useful information and tools including our Volunteering policy, Home Library Service Volunteer handbook and the Young Person’s Job Hunters Survival Guide

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