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Volunteering

Volunteering for Norfolk Museums Service can be a very rewarding and sociable experience. You'll meet like-minded people, gain new experience, learn new skills and support Norfolk's heritage.

Until Covid restrictions have eased we are unfortunately unable to offer volunteering opportunities within our museums and sites. We will update any change to this in line with government guidelines.

We do have some opportunities which can be undertaken from home and will update any volunteering opportunities detailed on this page. If you are interested in being kept up to date with volunteering opportunities, please contact us on the details given below.

Royal Palace Reborn

Norwich Castle

Once Covid restrictions have eased, we are hoping to offer more opportunities to get involved in the Royal Palace Reborn project in a range of volunteering roles. We will update this webpage when we have more information. In the meantime if you have any queries please contact volunteer.museums@norfolk.gov.uk

Norwich Friends Tapestry

The Tapestry and Textile Volunteers are part of the Royal Palace Reborn project and are continuing to volunteer from home. Find out more information and get involved with Norwich Friends Tapestry

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall is incredibly well supported by teams of volunteers, however opportunities are currently on hold at this time. Please email volunteer.museums@norfolk.gov.uk if you are particularly interested in volunteering with us and would like to be kept up to date.

Kick the Dust Opportunities (for those aged 11-25)

Kick the Dust supports those aged 11-25 with opportunities within the Museum Service. The team are able to offer volunteering and work experience opportunities across the county and the service, their opportunities can be found below;

Norwich Museums

Saturday Art Lab – ages 12 – 16

Saturdays 11am – 12.30 via Zoom

Join us for Saturday Art Lab, a brand-new series of online and in person art workshops at Norwich Castle! In the Art Lab you will get to experiment with different materials, discover new skills by taking part in masterclasses with professionals’ artists, designers and craftspeople, and draw inspiration from thousands of years of art and heritage!

Community Curators – ages 12 – 18

Fortnightly Tuesdays 4.30pm – 6pm

We’re looking of for a group of young people to help to research and create a zine about the female artists of the Norwich School, in collaboration with Laura Moseley from Made By Women Zines and Norwich Castle Museum art curators. You will spend time researching and shining a light on these lesser-known artists, learn more about still life painting and the work of the Norwich School, and learn how to format this research as a zine to printed and sold online.

Contact Kick the Dust:

Countywide - christine.marsden@norfolk.gov.uk
West Norfolk - rachel.duffield@norfolk.gov.uk or rachael.williams2@norfolk.gov.uk
East Norfolk - emma.price2@norfolk.gov.uk
Norwich - rachel.daniel@norfolk.gov.uk

Register your interest

For more information about volunteering and work experience with Norfolk Museums Service at any of our ten museums, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email at volunteer.museums@norfolk.gov.uk.

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