Volunteering Opportunities with SIMT

Some of our fantastic volunteers with Cheryl Bowen, our Community Engagement & Participation Co-ordinator

Volunteering Opportunities with Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

Sheffield Industrial Museums are the showcase of Sheffield’s industrial story from early industrialisation to modern times, where ‘Made in Sheffield’ remains a mark of craftsmanship and quality known worldwide.

Our three unique heritage sites and museums across Sheffield reveal more about the growth of the steel city.

Our Core Volunteering Opportunities:

  • 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 ask@simt.co.uk

Contact us

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