Customer Notice: The Formal Gardens are closed until January 2024 for the setup and running of the Christmas at Wollaton light show.

Wollaton Hall –  Volunteer


Volunteers assist at the Hall as a friendly face of the Museum, engaging visitors, answering practical questions, assisting in gallery areas & exhibitions, helping with regular and ad-hoc events and generally being warm and helpful.

We are looking for people who can regularly volunteer, ideally at least one shift per month. The Museum is open seven days a week 11am to 4pm and we appreciate help from 2hours to all day.

You could get involved in any of the below (depending on your interests!)

  • Provide information on our exhibitions and activities, as well as helpful directions to our different galleries and facilities.
  • Maintaining areas- light cleaning, clearing away items
  • Present a welcoming and professional image to all visitors
  • To maintain vigilance and awareness with regards the collection for conservation and security purposes
  • Running activity sessions, putting out activities, supervising activities and packing away
  • Backmarking heritage tours
  • Supporting with hands on history / object handling sessions

The skills you need

  • Have enthusiasm for history and museums and keen to learn
  • Reliable with good time-keeping skills
  • Have a flexible approach to working alone or as part of a team
  • Friendly, outgoing personality, greeting all visitors with a smile
  • Health and Safety aware

What’s in it for you

  • Learn more about Wollaton Hall and our collections
  • Spend time at one of England’s finest  Elizabethan country houses
  • Get invites to volunteer social events
  • Get discounts in our café and shop
  • Learn new skills and gain confidence in a work environment


If you have any further questions, email us at


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