What can I do?
Volunteer opportunities are
available on both a short- and a long-term basis. The three main
categories of volunteering opportunities that we can offer at the
Hull History Centre are:
Visit these sections of the website to find
out more about how to apply or register your interest. We will try to
fulfil a volunteer’s interests as far as possible, but please be
aware that in addition to a selection process, there may be times
when high demand may mean that we are unable to find spaces for
How do I get
The Hull History Centre follows a
recruitment process for new volunteers. Each potential volunteer
should complete an application form, which can be found in the
relevant categories on this website.
We will normally ask for at least one
reference for you. This can be a reference from an employer, a
previous volunteering role, or from someone who has known you for a
long time who is not related to you. We might ask you to come for
an interview, or for an informal meeting.
If you decide that you would like to volunteer
with us, and we are happy to offer you a volunteering place, then
we will arrange a start date, volunteering hours and draw up a
volunteer agreement with you. The volunteer agreement is not a
contract, and it can be ended at any time by you or by us.
What sort of people are we looking
We want to enable all sorts of people to become
involved with our work in caring for, and making accessible, the
historic collections in our care.
We are especially interested in volunteering
applications from people with the following skills and
- Enthusiasm for history
- The confidence to ask questions if you’re not sure about
- The ability to listen to and follow instructions
- Good concentration skills
- Attention to detail
- A sensible, responsible attitude
Neat handwriting and a willingness to do
simple tasks on a computer would also be advantageous.
If you are
volunteering on-site at the History Centre, we will pay travel
expenses up to the value of a day’s bus pass within the Hull area,
with proof of purchase.
If you are volunteering on-site, we will not
cover lunch costs, as there is a kitchen in the building.
If you are volunteering off-site, reasonable
out-of-pocket expenses will be considered. Reimbursement will be
dependent upon our financial resources and your production of