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Our Volunteering Activities

Find out more about the exciting activities our volunteers get involved in and why they choose to gift their time and skills to help preserve our heritage and enhance our library services.

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Volunteering at the Record Office

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland exists to preserve and provide access to a wide range of resources which can be used to research the history and culture of our locality and its place within the world. The extensive collections, dating from the Domesday Book to yesterday, include archives, books, newspapers, maps, photographs, videos and sound recordings.

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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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Bringing the 1620s House and Garden to life!

The 1620s Manor House and Garden at Donington Le Heath have a team of over thirty dedicated volunteers who help bring the site to life. House Interpreters help visitors explore the house, providing information about its history and artefacts, whilst the Garden Volunteers develop and maintain the unique gardens.

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Home Library Service

Home Library Service - supporting people to continue their love of reading from their home. Our Home Library Service volunteers deliver books to people in their homes who are unable to get into their local library. We have over 90 volunteers who dedicate their time, energy and skills to support and help us keep the Home Library Service alive!

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Growing the Museum

Growing the Museum is a volunteer-led, community project at Melton Carnegie Museum, which was initiated to grow heritage fruits and vegetables in the grounds of the museum.

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Discovering great literature through Shared Reading

Shared Reading groups bring people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share. Each week, the Volunteer Reader Leader brings a story or poem to read aloud, and throughout the session the group pauses to reflect & share their thoughts and connections to the literature.

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Our Commitment Towards Recognition

It’s important to us that volunteers feel recognised for the time, energy and skills they dedicate to our services and the local community. We like to do this is lots of different ways, from a simple thank you, to nominating volunteers for awards, and holding celebration events.

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