Volunteering July - Looking back and moving forwards!

Posted on by Anita O'Donovan

Volunteering at the Museum enjoyed a successful year in 2015. Celebrate these achievements by reading our regular volunteering blog. Discover what was happening this time last year whilst looking forward to each month and find out the news about volunteering in 2016. Perhaps you will be inspired to become one of our valued volunteers!


This month in 2015

The Museum was awash with visitors coming to see the new exhibition ‘A Light in the Darkness’, which meant our Industrial Volunteer team were busy helping ensure the display of the lamps and mining equipment was gleaming and ready for the public eye. While in the Museum Library, the Research Volunteer team were busy assisting the librarians collecting all sorts of weird and wonderful facts for the book that accompanied the exhibition. 


This month in 2016

At the beginning of this month, the Museum was thrilled to welcome year 7 students from Horbury Academy to be part of a special ‘Day in the life of a Miner’, looking at the 1970s era. Visitor Experience volunteers did a great job in supporting the learning team for the event, and are now busy helping us get ready for a very busy summer holiday period of events. So far they’ve done a great job at preparing the craft resources for the Wacky Wednesday Superhero event, supporting activities in our ‘Heroes and Heroines of the coalfield’ exhibition, getting life back into the colliery ambulance so that it can act as a back drop to tour our new pit nurse character and preparing the hub for action, welcoming and orientating visitors around the Museum.

Plus, the volunteers are going that extra mile today and are taking on board some ‘Heroes and Heroines’ training. So, when you visit, ask them about all our brilliant mining heroes. 



If you'd like more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email on sallyann.burley@ncm.org.uk or telephone on 01924 848806 ext. 214.

If you know which role you'd like to apply for, please download the NCMME Volunteer Application Form and send it through to us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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