Volunteering with IWM North
Volunteers play an important role at IWM North. We currently have over 60 volunteers working regularly on our galleries. Volunteers at IWM North:
- Help orientate visitors around our unique building, answer visitor queries about the content of the exhibitions and promote the daily events programme
- Deliver short artefact handling sessions
- Run our Your History area, providing computer access to IWM collections and answering queries about military history and tracing army ancestry
Our volunteer programme is currently fully subscribed, but if any positions become available they will be detailed here.
School work placement week for Year 10 pupils
Each July we invite a small group of Year 10 students from different schools to attend a week-long work placement. The course is extremely popular and places are limited.
If you would like to be considered for July 2014 please contact Gill Cartwright for an application pack firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Touch 2007-2010
From 2007-2010 The Manchester Museum and IWM North partnered the In Touch volunteer programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The award-winning programme provided work experience and accredited training for over 200 individuals from a variety of under-represented backgrounds in Greater Manchester. The programme helped participants access heritage, re-engage with learning and develop key transferable skills for future employment.
Since the programme ended in 2010, IWM North continues to work closely with The Manchester Museum to secure further funding to expand upon and develop the programme.
For more information or to read the full evaluation report for the programme, please contact Danielle Garcia, Volunteer Programme Manager, at email@example.com. You can also download the In Touch advocacy document.