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Volunteering at The Higgins Bedford:


Did you know that 21 million people volunteer in the UK AND that volunteers contribute a staggering £23.9 billion to the economy? That number includes the wonderful volunteer community at The Higgins Bedford. In 2016, our volunteers contributed over 6,000 hours of their time to help make 2016 the best year ever for The Higgins Bedford when visitor numbers rose by 24% and school visits by 25%. Volunteers mean that we can reach more people, enhance the visitor experience and deliver more activities and events.


Find out more about the experience of volunteering at The Higgins Bedford by reading our volunteer profiles here >


The Higgins Bedford is actively recruiting volunteers. We can offer an excellent volunteering experience in a beautiful cultural space. We are currently recruiting for volunteers in the following areas:


  • Front of House/Gallery
  • Learning (formal learning with schools, community groups and family activities in school holidays)
  • Events
  • Collections
  • Marketing
  • Administration and room hire
  • Outreach and community engagement
  • Gardening volunteers – helping to enhance the gardens surrounding the museum


In return for your time, we offer:


· the opportunity to be part of a friendly and lively team of staff and volunteers passionate about culture


· choice about when you volunteer, how often and in your chosen area


· full induction


· ongoing training and development


· mentoring and support from staff and experienced volunteers


· the opportunity to join The Higgins Bedford volunteer forum which meets 3 times year


· social activity including a summer party during National Volunteer Week, a Xmas party and an annual trip to another museum


· a regular monthly newsletter to keep you fully informed about local, regional and national developments in arts and culture


· discount at The Higgins Pantry, on most items in The Higgins Bedford shop and reduced membership of The Friends


If this appeals to you, then please ring 01234 276365.