Archives: Wigan & Leigh

Leigh Town Hall

Leigh Library

Civic Square

Leigh, WN7 1EB


Role and Opportunity Details 

Visitor Engagement Volunteers (VEV) help ensure that our Visitors have a great day out. They contribute to the success of the Archives: Wigan & Leigh by assisting staff, helping our visitors enjoy their day and providing excellent customer service.

Following training, our VEV will:

  • Be based within the exhibition space.
  • Greet and welcome visitors to the space.
  • Help to ensure that visitors are maintaining exhibition guidelines.
  • Have the option to provide small tours around the space.
  • Introduce visitors to some of the local history and the work the Archives does.


Specific Skills Required

We provide lots of training, but we are looking for VEV who are:

  • Friendly and outgoing.
  • Have an interest in Archives, local history and Museums.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Reliable – with regular attendance, we ask for a minimum commitment of one shift a month.Age 18 or over.
  • Are keen to learn and stay informed


Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

Our Volunteers enjoy:

  • Being surrounded by and involved in Local History.
  • Having the opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience in a public facing role.
  • Access to our comprehensive Volunteer Training program.


Level of commitment required 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity


Date(s)/Time(s) Required

We are open Tuesday to Saturday 10-1, 1:30-4.


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