Care of Collections Volunteer

Role Summary:

Our Care of Collection Volunteer role is important for preserving the Kelmarsh collections. Through

recording the details of items, they can be maintained and used for the future generations.

Role Objectives:

The Care of Collections role can vary dependent upon the area you are recording. Below are the

general tasks which may arise in each area -

  • Cataloguing items using a catalogue form (which includes item location/ accession number/
  • description of item/ condition of item)
  • Using a work station to carefully clean items which may need it
  • Working from room to room, completing the collections before moving on
  • Data will need to be recorded digitally after the collections have been recorded, so as to ensure the data can be easily accessed at a later date

Please note that this role will require you to cover different areas of the building which may involve stairs, uneven surfaces and differing temperatures. We ask volunteers to dress smartly for their role and encourage you to wear layers and comfortable shoes. Seating is provided for rests during quieter periods.


What skills or experience will you need?:

  • An interest and willingness to learn about the history of Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens
  • Desirable experience in care of collections (training shall be provided)
  • Enthusiastic and friendly
  • Enjoy meeting and talking to people
  • Reliable and excellent time keeping skills

How much time will you be expected to give?:

We ask for a minimum of 3 hours per volunteering session, however the roles can be flexible as we

appreciate you may have other commitments.

The Hall will be open from 11am-5pm on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from April until the end of



  • Age restrictions
    18 and over
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 08/03/2021

End Date: 08/03/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible to suit

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