Volunteering, Whats in it for you?
We can offer you ... varied and interesting opportunities to work with like-minded people in various fields, for example:
Acting as a Steward when the museum is open to the public
Working with a team to catalogue and care for the museum’s Collection.
Joining the garden team/ helping to look after our listed 17th Century home
Publicity and forward planning
Social and fund raising events
Volunteers can be involved with any or all of these activities and, where required, training is provided, either ‘in house’ or through attending training days arranged by the East Midlands Museum Services or the Leicestershire Museum Forum
About the Museum
Castle Donington Museum Trust was founded in 1994 to provide and maintain a Local History Museum, reflecting the long and interesting history of this community overlooking the River Trent which brought, in their turn, Saxons, Romans, Vikings and Normans to the heart of England. In 2001, we staged our first exhibition in The Stone House, a Grade Two listed building and every year we mount a new exhibition, illustrating some aspect of the life of Castle Donington and its inhabitants over the centuries.
We are an accredited Museum, run entirely by a group of volunteers and we have won a number of regional awards for our exhibitions and other projects and events we run throughout the year. Grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other sponsors have enabled us to create a good working environment with the conditions necessary to the proper care of the Museum’s growing Collection.
Meet new people
Learn new skills – share your old skills
Interact with visitors as a Steward
Volunteering is rewarding and confidence building
If you are looking for employment, volunteering/work experience will help to build up your C.V.
Whether you are 18 or 80, you will find something of interest in what we do.