Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Volunteering Opportunities at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

  • Visitor Services Volunteer
  • Garden Project Volunteer
  • Family Programme Volunteer
  • Hamlet Haberdashers Volunteer

Visitor Services

This role is all about helping visitors get the most out of a visit to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet: helping them find their way around, chatting to them and making them feel welcome, answering questions, telling them about the history and the stories of the site.  You can choose to volunteer on various days - Monday to Thursday 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm.  There may be additional opportunities to volunteer on Saturdays and Sundays.

Garden Project

Volunteers look after the Victorian Garden here at Abbeydale, planting various vegetables and flowers.  This group also maintain some of the green areas on site and meet on Tuesdays 10am-12noon.

Family Programme

Volunteers support families in creative art workshops inspired by our collection, usually during school holidays and special events.

Hamlet Haberdashers

This is a textiles group with a variety of skills.  Making quilts, rugs, dolls, cushions and costumes to bring the period houses to life and support the learning programme.  Meet on Tuesdays.

Volunteer Information

Volunteers have the opportunity to access training for their role and are invited to special events, tours and social gatherings.

Temporary Volunteer Opportunities

Special Events

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Watch the films below to find out more about the Garden Project Volunteers and Hamlet Haberdashers: