Education Volunteers

Working with Schools and Children


Education Team Volunteers work with our Education Officer to ensure our visiting school groups have an enjoyable and educational visit to the museum. The museum has a wide range of educational resources; see the education website for background information on this.

We facilitate learning across the curriculum and by no means is our work confined to the history of canals. Mathematics, geography, literacy, science and much more are made exciting in the historic surroundings of the museum.

As an Education Team volunteer you would:

To be successful in the role you will need to be:

You will also ideally have (not essential):

It would be an advantage to have one or more of the following list but if you do not, full consideration will still be given to your skills, experience, and capabilities.

Training will be provided in following areas:

There are also additional opportunities to get involved with other activities which happen in the museum, for example:

Education is engineering - build a bridge!

What could you get out of volunteering with us as an Education Team volunteer:

What are the working hours and length of commitment?

There are no set days for visiting school groups, however, they usually take place during the week, Tuesdays to Fridays. The museum is not open on Mondays. A school visit usually lasts half a day and begins in the morning after 10 am, when the museum opens. The usual commitment for this role is a minimum of 6 months.

You can also download our document "So you want to become and Education Volunteer....?"

Contact about education volunteering.