Employee Volunteering

An increasing number of companies are offering volunteering days to their employees.

There is potential to:

  • Upskill staff and offer networking opportunities

  • Boost employee wellbeing, self confidence and morale

  • Improve teamwork and communication skills

  • Showcase your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity in the wider community

The National Coal Mining Museum’s objective as a charity is to advance the education of the public in the history of mining in England.

The support of volunteers allows the Museum to ensure that we continue to keep the stories of coal mining alive, support former mining communities and keep visitors of all ages and backgrounds at the heart of what we do.

In June 2019 Minster Law, a solicitors firm, donated two days of volunteering to the Museum for the second year running.  We were thrilled to have them back after they did such a fantastic job getting our Nature Trail and Hope Pit buildings and signage looking pristine and visitor ready for the Summer.  This year, much to the delight of our horse keepers, attention was turned to our pit ponies. Two groups from Minster Law helped us clean our horse tack, spruce up the stables and clear our horse arena to make it useable again.  

Here's what staff from Minster Law about their experience:

The Minster Law  staff had a great day out and given that some of us had been before, we are sure we will be back again to do another volunteering day on what is a large site, as always plenty of work to do.

There are lots of ways your business can contribute to the Museum. We are open to suggestions in terms of what skills your team can provide and want to know what you would like to gain from the opportunity.

Get in touch to find out more or ask any questions.

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