Micro Volunteering: A day or more

Family Summer Activities Volunteer

Home has many meanings, from the buildings we live in to a feeling that goes beyond a specific place. The Museum of the Home’s purpose is to reveal and rethink the ways we live, in order to live better together. It is a place to explore and debate what home means.

We’re looking for volunteers to support the Family Programme during the summer holidays.  The programme offers creative activities for families to be inspired by, create, and connect with our current Sleep exhibition. Volunteers will support the delivery of family days which will have creative activities and storytelling led by a mix of exciting artists.  

What's involved?

In this role you will:

  • Provide a warm welcome for families
  • Inform visitors about the activities available as part of our family offer
  • Support the set-up of workshops with lead artists
  • Support families throughout the workshops
  • Preparing materials
  • Record evaluation and monitoring information
  • Manage capacity in activity rooms


You do not need any qualifications but should enjoy engaging with children and families. To get the most from this role you should:

  • Be available for a minimum of one the following event dates: Sunday 7 August and Sunday 21 August and Saturday 27 August or Sunday 28 August tbc.
  • Be interested in working with children aged 0-12 in a museum/heritage setting
  • Be enthusiastic, approachable, and friendly
  • Want to welcome all families equally and support our inclusive values
  • Be comfortable talking with people in English. Additional languages are welcomed, especially those relevant to our local community.
  • Attend training at the start of your first session, so that you will be aware of and comply with the relevant museum policies such as our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Why get involved?

  • Gain skills and experience in family programme delivery in a museum
  • Be part of a friendly team
  • Meet new people and contribute your time and skills to the local community
  • Develop a general knowledge and understanding of the museum and garden
  • Gain skills and experience whilst contributing to the work of the Museum
  • Attend training to undertake this role

How to get involved?

We encourage people from any background to apply for this post. We are committed to creating a workforce which is representative of the community, and to bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences.

How to apply:


1: Sign into your Volunteer Maker account or sign up here

2: Accept the challenge (this registers your interest)

3: We will email you to arrange a chat to discuss the role further and arrange a chat on the phone and details of your first session.

Ideal Skills

  • Archiving
  • Conservation
  • Event Management
  • Event Stewarding
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Languages
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Money Handling
  • Photography
  • Project Management
  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Web Development
  • Working independently
  • Working with Children 0-5yrs
  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs
  • Working with Databases
  • Working with Young People
  • Test skill
  • HR administration

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Events and Programming
  • Fundraising
  • Learning and Education
  • Marketing and communications
  • Visitor experience
  • Collections
  • HR and people management
  • HR administration
  • ESEA Community

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