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.
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.
‐ 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
I have been volunteering to support the Anand Mangal ladies’ group to explore their memories of Partition in 1947 and their sense of belonging to Loughborough. We have been using museum collections to inspire reminiscence and explore their sense of place. It’s been an incredible journey so far supporting them to curate their own exhibition to tell their story in their own way, featuring their own precious belongings, using their own words.
‐ Do You See What I See? Workshop Volunteer
Leicestershire County Council Collections Team Volunteers!
Leicestershire County Council’s Museum Collections reflect the natural life of the County as well as the histories, interests and aspirations of the people who have made it their home. The Collections team works with various groups of volunteers who enable us to make our collections more accessible.Find out more about 'Leicestershire County Council Collections Team Volunteers!'
Our Volunteering Activities
Read more about what our volunteers are involved in!Find out more about 'Our Volunteering Activities'
Find out more about the exciting volunteering opportunities we currently have available within the Communities and Wellbeing ServiceFind out more about 'Get involved'
Useful information and tools including our Volunteering policy, Home Library Service Volunteer handbook and the Young Person’s Job Hunters Survival GuideFind out more about 'Resources'