Your Guildhall. Your time.
Two precious things.

Volunteering at the Guildhall will offer you a chance to get involved in a way that suits your time, your skills and your love of Bury’s past. Discover and share our heritage. Meet new friends. Gain new skills and put your spare time and experience to good use.

What could we achieve together?

Everything you do will help this not for profit charity to offer valuable community outreach, a varied calendar of events and to preserve this historic and unique building for future generations. Read role descriptions below for more information.

You can get in touch with Sandra by email learning@burystedmundsguildhall.org.uk
Or call her on 07493793253
Otherwise please drop in when we are open to meet our friendly team and find out more.

For our visitors to enjoy a truly interactive experience, we needs lots of  people who can offer a warm welcome, including costumed stewards and tour guides and help with our reception area or our lovely cafe.  Perhaps you could help with Learning, Cultural and Costumed Events and help us to recruit more volunteers? Costume assistants, administrators and marketing help are very welcome. Whatever your experience and time available, we’d love to find the right role, just for you.

Welcome Team

If you have an out-going nature, are calm and organised with a ready smile, you could be perfect as part of the welcome team. You will be able to explain  what’s happening and when, give visitors their initial orientation -sometimes in costume- take admissions, greet visiting groups and deal with enquiries.

Recruiting now – We are keen to expand this team as soon as possible.

Costumed Team

Love to get immersed? Take a role of merchant, embroiderer, lawyer, cook or gardener and step into the past. We’ll kit you out with historically accurate costume, give you training in presentation and historic skills to interpret the building and its past. You’ll be great at sharing information and stories with our visitors in role, leading them through our beautiful building.

Recruiting now – we are keen to build on our already enthusiastic and talented team.

Learning Team

You’ll have a way of communicating which draws people in and an infectious enthusiasm for history. You’ll enjoy the company of folks with enquiring minds (young and old) and be happy to lead group sessions – with plenty of support from us to get you going. Tours, workshops, school sessions and group visits – sometimes in costume; could you help us inspire our visitors? And for those who prefer, there are many opportunities to help us in sourcing and preparing resources, as well as planning activities.

Recruiting now!

Garden Team

Get growing in our Tudor herb garden and sensory borders. Got green fingers? Don’t know one end of a trowel from the other? Whatever your experience, your love of all things growing is all that’s needed to nurture our beautiful community garden. Help to maintain lawns, borders and troughs.  If you are less able to come in regularly, perhaps you would like to raise plants for our fundraising plant stall?

Recruiting now!

Costume Team

Join this busy and inventive team designing, making and maintaining an array of costumes for staff volunteers and visitors to wear.

There is nothing like meeting a costumed character, of taking on a role to bring history to life and you will be essential to this.  Support the interpretation team by coming in to help with dressing on costume days, help to research costume designs,  source materials, put your sewing skills to good use!

Recruiting now!

Behind the Scenes Team

We have roles for volunteers to help with all sorts of roles which keep things moving but which are often unseen…

Recruiting now!

Be part of the story…
Behind the Scenes Team

Help in a wide range of vital office roles in marketing, design, administration, event organisation, social media campaigns or publicity. Assist in planning and organising fundraising events or help maintain the mailing lists and compile the newsletters.

Work with the Guildhall staff to set up and administrate team training. We can make good use of people who have an eye for detail, familiarity with office skills, organisation or administration. You might have design or research skills, marketing or secretarial experience. It would be heaven if you have social media skills! Whatever your office background we can find a role to suit you.


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