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Over 500 fantastic volunteers support our Heritage Team, Market Town Museums, Collections, Record Office, and Libraries…

Our roles are diverse and unique and range from House Interpreters, where volunteers (sometimes dressed up in period costume) give guided tours of the 1620s House and Gardens, to Archaeology Volunteers documenting and taking high quality photographs of the collections. Alongside our traditional volunteers many of our Community Curator projects have a volunteering element where local people take the lead designing and co-creating exhibitions and events in local museums. We are also delighted to support constituted groups of volunteers who are affiliated to our services such as Loughborough Library Local Studies volunteers (LLLSV) and Leicestershire Shared Reading Groups.

My new volunteer is proving to be worth her weight in gold! She has shown an excellent eye for detail. She has definitely made a difference to our project as I have made changes to the documents we are devising as a result of her input!

‐ Jemma, Community Participation Worker

What we have been able to do here is something quite special.

‐ Graham, Rebuilding Lives Volunteer

Shared reading is such a great way to meet people. The training I had before starting was excellent, giving me the confidence I needed to begin as a volunteer. I would absolutely recommend shared reading to anyone considering it.

‐ Jessica, Shared Reading Group Leader Volunteer

What I really like is that I get to do different things, so it’s not just one thing. I have been able to interview people, I’ve been able to put objects in the cases, I have been able to use different kinds of software to compile the oral histories and I think this is such a cool experience. I get to do different things and it’s fun as well.

‐ Jyoti, Rebuilding Lives Volunteer

Receiving the Marsh Trust award has been the highlight of my year! The DYSWIS? project has made a real difference to me as it has enabled me to share my love and knowledge of Sooty with other people, as well as helped me to improve my social skills and meet new people.

‐ Esme, Do You See What I See? Volunteer

I think it has been really interesting. I got to meet a lot of different people and hear their stories.

‐ Meghna, Rebuilding Lives Volunteer

I really enjoy supporting people who are house bound. They need companionship. It is not just a case of leaving the books, it is the time dedicated to chat, have a cup of tea and listen.

‐ Leicestershire Home Library Service Volunteer

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A thank you to our volunteers!

A huge thank you to all our volunteers! The scope of roles which our volunteers play in the community is wide ranging with phenomenal impact. All our volunteers add to...

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