At Leeds Museums and Galleries we have around eighty volunteers giving their time to help us across our nine museums and galleries sites. Our volunteers help with lots of different tasks such as cleaning and caring for the objects, repacking and sorting, researching objects that we don’t know very much about, supporting the commercial team to keep the museums shops stocked and helping us at special events. Based on the current number of volunteers we have and the hours they give to the service we think that our volunteers will have contributed around 10,000 hours to our service in this year alone and completed a lot of work that we wouldn’t have been able to resource without their precious time and hard work.
Every year in June ‘Volunteers Week’ celebrates the work volunteers do right across the UK. During this years ‘Volunteers Week’ we held a Tea Party at Leeds City Museum as a small thank you for all of the hard work our volunteers do. Many of our volunteers came along for a lovely lunch, a massage/alternative therapy session, a fun quiz and a special invitation only guided tour of the museum!
Volunteers had the opportunity to meet with volunteers and staff from our other sites and chat about their different roles over lunch and a cuppa!
Thank you to all of our hardworking volunteers for the work you do and for making our Volunteers Week celebration a success.
We hope to see all of our volunteers together again at the Christmas party.