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 @Kelham Island Museum
Volunteer Curators Needed

Would you like to be part of promoting and enhancing access to Sheffield’s heritage? We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals to join our friendly team of volunteer curators to help us with our Lottery Heritage Fund Project – Name on a Knife Blade: Sharpening Links between Sheffield Cutlery and Sheffield Communities. Please see our website for more information: and follow the link to download a role description and application form. 

Deadline for applications: 30th April 2019

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