Be a Volunteer


Core Volunteering Opportunities at SIMT:

  • Visitor Services Volunteer
  • Families Programme Volunteer
  • Gardening Project

Visitor Services

Welcoming visitors is an important role. Our visitor services volunteers’ opportunities are Monday to Thursday 10-1 and 1-4pm at Kellam Island Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. There is further opportunity to volunteer at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet on Sundays.

Family Programme

Volunteers support families in a creative art workshop inspired by our collection. Kelham Tots is once a month drop-in. In addition, during the school holidays volunteers support is needed.

Gardening Project

The group meets for two hours once a week at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet where they manage the planting and up keep of the grounds and the Victorian Garden.

Volunteer Information

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

Temporary Volunteer Opportunities

Collections Cataloguing
Research for temporary display and exhibitions
Marketing for the Learning Programme
Learning Support Volunteers

To get involved and for more information contact


Hawley Collection - Name on a Knife Blade Project

The Hawley Collection are looking for volunteers to help with their National Lottery Heritage Fund project to create a digital knife archive.  If you are interested in being involved with Sheffield’s heritage and working in a friendly team this is the role for you. 

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