Our volunteer, Bridgett, helping us pack up our collection for storage during our renovations.
Our Trustee Huw Pritchard is responsible for recruiting and managing our team of enthusiastic volunteers. Huw also manages our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. A former librarian and information manager, Huw lives in Gyffin. He is a fluent Welsh-speaker.
Our Voluntary Roles Can Include:
- Looking after visitors – offering a warm welcome, dealing with general enquiries, handling money from admissions and sales, and keeping our reception areas tidy and stocked.
- Helping manage the collection which would mean recording and photographing artefacts and adding records to the collection database.
- Helping with temporary exhibitions.
- Developing deeper knowledge about specific parts of our galleries and collections, which involves being prepared to engage with visitors and answer questions.
- Developing and delivering educational events for groups and visitors of all ages and abilities.
- Helping market the museum using a range of platforms and techniques.
- Researching the museum’s collection for future museum use.
As you can see, there is a broad range of opportunities, but we are always happy to take suggestions.
We’re very keen to develop our volunteers and make them a part of our team. We regularly get in touch with volunteers first to inform them about forthcoming activities, training opportunities, and general news about the museum.
As part of the volunteer experience we offer free training organised by ourselves, the Welsh Government, or Conwy Voluntary Services.
The 142 Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets, Llandudno volunteered to managed our Twitter account for a day during our Kids-in-Museums Takeover Day.
Llandudno Museum and Gallery offers a range of short and long-term flexible volunteering opportunities from digital volunteering to onsite museum operations. We work with schools, colleges, and universities of all types to create placements, but we also provide opportunities for individuals. Whether you are experienced in working in a museum, heritage, or cultural context, or just starting out, we can find a role to suit you.
Student Volunteers should be at least 16 years old and enrolled on an education course. Working with us, student volunteers develop a variety of skills including research, customer service, collections maintenance, public outreach, and how our museum operates on a daily basis. We provide support and training for our volunteers and regular check-in sessions to assure that volunteers are fully supported in their role.
NOTE: Mature students are welcome.
What have our student volunteers created for us?
We have many student placements available at the museum. Recently we welcomed onsite placement students from the Media Department of Coleg Llandrillo, they helped us capture the museum collection as it was being unpacked. The students are also working on an interactive history map that will help people to discover more about the historical points of interest to be found in Llandudno. The interactive history map will be available via the website in the new year.