Volunteering

The museum is very grateful to the fantastic support it receives from our volunteers. As a charity we rely a great deal on the goodwill of those willing to give up their time to lend a hand. Volunteers are always welcome and we guarantee you’ll be made to feel part of the team straight away!

There’s always a huge amount to be done around our large site; whether you’d like to help in the shop, assist with our livestock, help with museum collection work, do some groundskeeping and gardening, there’s no shortage of ways in which you could contribute, regardless of age, experience or the amount of time you can commit.

If you would like to discuss any of these volunteering opportunities please contact 01904 489966 or s.lofthouse@murtonpark.co.uk

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete our volunteer application form (click on the link below) and email it to enquiries@murtonpark.co.uk

Click here to download our application for for volunteers.

Voluntary Opportunities Available

The volunteering roles that are currently available are listed below:

Living History Volunteer

Living history volunteers support the Living History team in the delivery of educational workshops for school children.

If you are interested in this role please click on the link to download the role profile

 Front of House/Retail Volunteers

Front of House/Retail volunteers is the public face of the museum so they are very important to us. Volunteers in this role will work alongside the Administration Officer and the Curator; assisting with tasks such as welcoming visitors, selling tickets and ensuring that visitors are enjoying their day safely.

If you are interested in this role please click on the link to download the role profile.

Grounds Person Volunteer

Grounds person volunteers assist with the general upkeep of our 16 acre site. This includes non-technical upkeep of the grounds and buildings across the site, manual work & DIY and gardening & nature conservation.

If you are interested in this role please click on the link to download the role profile.

Nature Trail Volunteer

The nature trail focuses on wildlife on the farm and looks at the wild creatures that live on our farms and how the relationship between wildlife and agriculture is changing. Nature trail volunteers will assist with the upkeep, protection and development of the trail.

If you are interested in this role please click on the link to download the role profile.

Marketing/Communications Volunteer

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming maintains a presence on the web through our web site and social media pages. The marketing/communications volunteer would assist with maintaining these sites and would help with the development of other forms of external marketing.

Livestock Volunteer

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming has a variety of livestock on site including sheep, goats, pigs, ponies and poultry. The livestock volunteer would assist with feeding the animals, mucking out and general maintenance of the pens and livestock areas.

If you are interested in this post please complete an application form and mark it for the attention of our Stock Manager, Sylvia Surtees.