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A big group photo of volunteers at the 1620s house and garden. some volunteers are in costume as maids or knights.

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 1620’s 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.

Please note: due to Covid19 some volunteering opportunities may not be taking place as usual during this time. Please contact a member of the team if you have any queries relating to this.

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

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 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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Volunteers Win Regional Award!

At 9.00am on 1st November 2021 a small group of volunteers and Participation Team staff stepped onto a minibus headed to the British Museum in London to take part in a celebration event. Little did they know they would be returning home as winners of the East Midlands Regional Marsh Trust Award for Volunteers in Museum Learning.

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Our Volunteering Activities

Read more about what our volunteers are involved in!

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Find out more about the exciting volunteering opportunities we currently have available within the Communities and Wellbeing Service

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Useful information and tools including our Volunteering policy, Home Library Service Volunteer handbook and the Young Person’s Job Hunters Survival Guide

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