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Volunteer Programme

Birmingham Museums Trust values the tremendous contribution that volunteers make to our service and we have an exciting programme of volunteer opportunities across all of our museum sites.

Volunteer opportunities will be shown here. 

Current Volunteer Vacancies

Historical Tour Guide (Museum of the Jewellery Quarter)

Passionate about museums? Interested in social history? Fancy trying your hand at being a Tour Guide? If you can bring stories to life and enjoy public speaking then we want to hear from you. We are currently looking for volunteers to join our lovely team at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Don't worry - we don't expect you to know all the stories and history, we can teach you that. What we are looking for is people with passion who can get our visitors excited about our Smith and Pepper factory and the wonderful stories it has to tell. You can find out more by reading the MJQ role profile.

If you would like to apply please keep the following dates free if you are applying:

Interviews: 19th December
Induction Day: 9th Jan

Applications close on 10th December.

If you would like to apply for this role then please fill out our application form and email to: alex.nicholson-evans@birminghammuseums.org.uk or post to: Alex Nicholson-Evans, Volunteer Development Officer, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH 


If you are keen to volunteer but none of our current opportunities take your fancy why not sign up to our volunteering interest list? Just send an email to: Alex.Nicholson-Evans@birminghammuseums.org.uk asking to be added to the list and we’ll keep you updated as and when we list new volunteering roles.

We have signed up to The Charter for Heritage Volunteering which ensures volunteers are well managed and volunteering programmes are well structured. The Charter is a best practice standard based on eight key principles which help to give volunteers a great experience when volunteering in Heritage organisations. You can find out more about the NHVC by following @HeritageVols on twitter or visiting their blog.