Volunteering At Nidderdale Museum

Nidderdale Museum is entirely run and staffed by a fantastic group of volunteers. Many of our volunteer staff have been helping to run the Museum for many years but we are always thrilled to welcome new people. In particular, the number of volunteers has dropped off during the Covid crisis, such that we can currently open only at weekends instead of every day.   We’d love to get the Museum opened fully, so if you think you could offer us 1 or 2 afternoons each month over the summer to act as a steward, we would love to hear from you.  We are also just starting a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund which will be looking at recruitment, training and integration of volunteers with the aim of building a wider range of volunteers, so now is the time to get involved both as a steward and behind the scenes.

If you would like to get involved and discover more about volunteering opportunities at Nidderdale Museum, please e-mail us at info@nidderdalemuseum.com or call us on: 01423 711 225.

What Do Our Volunteers Do?

Our wonderful volunteer staff undertake a wide variety of tasks to keep things running smoothly including cleaning exhibits, cataloguing items, dealing with our costumes collection, archiving documents and old photographs and administration. Our friendly volunteer stewards are on duty whenever Nidderdale Museum is open to the public, meeting and greeting visitors, answering questions about exhibits, and running our souvenir shop.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and are dedicated to keeping this wonderful local museum open to the public for many years to come.

In 2017 we were presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.