Volunteers are a major asset to North Lincolnshire Museums. Their commitment and enthusiasm is appreciated across the service. North Lincolnshire Museums is committed to providing meaningful, enjoyable and safe volunteer assignments. Our volunteers work on a variety of projects of real value within clearly defined roles.

Current volunteer opportunities will be advertised here and shared on our social media channels.

Documenting Northern Lincolnshire’s Local History

North Lincolnshire Museums are recruiting a team of volunteers to assist with their new Dynamic Collections project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The deadline for volunteer applications has now passed. However, we are planning new opportunities for young people and remote volunteers to get involved. 

You can email your expression of interest to our Dynamic Collections project officer at jenny.kirton@northlincs.gov.uk to receive updates.

The volunteer team will research and digitise stories of North Lincolnshire’s fascinating past.

This project aims to bring these stories closer to the communities they represent.

Project volunteers will gain experience in collections care, to unearth stories of local significance, and to help shape the way these stories are shared.

Find out more about the Documenting Northern Lincolnshire’s History Project by following the link below.

Documenting Northern Lincolnshire’s Local History

Frequently Asked Questions

The ‘Documenting Northern Lincolnshire’s History’ project offers a unique opportunity to engage with your local history, unearth new stories, and go behind the scenes at North Lincolnshire Museum. Volunteers will help us bring the collections to life as they highlight the regions’ fascinating history.

Volunteers will learn new skills and receive valuable training in aspects such as object handling and collection care. The project also offers an opportunity to meet new people, by working as part of a project team.

North Lincolnshire Museum participates in the Northern Museums Volunteer Pass Scheme. Volunteers are therefore eligible for a pass which gives them free entry and/or other benefits at participating Museums.

Applicants do not require any previous experience. All training will be provided. This volunteer role would suit any individual interested in local history or curious about the work museums do to care for their collections. Experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word would be advantageous.

The ‘Documenting Northern Lincolnshire’s History’ project will take place over two years. We understand volunteers may not be able to commit to the full duration of the project; however, we hope those that can opt to do so.

This project was made possible by funding awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of their Dynamic Collections scheme [link https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/our-work/dynamic-collections]. The National Lottery Heritage Fund defines a dynamic collection as one that:

1)is used by, and meaningful to, a wider range of people.

2) enables different perspectives to be heard and a variety of stories to be told

3) is actively managed and reviewed

Our ‘Documenting Northern Lincolnshire’s History’ project is motivated by these principles.

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