Welcome

Come and see us in person to undertake research on our site. To prepare for your visit and learn about our Covid-secure measures please see here 

Open Garden event Saturday 25 June

Come and see the beautiful Heritage Hub Community Garden as we support a local Open Gardens initiative for Kingsholm.  Garden open 11am-4pm, with refreshments available and an online display of some Right Royal Gloucestershire documents.  Just turn up, no need to book

Volunteering

Volunteer @ the Heritage Hub

Discover our current volunteering opportunities and how you can benefit from volunteering at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Why volunteer?

Volunteers at the Heritage Hub opening

Our volunteers are aged 17 to 90+ years, and come from all sorts of backgrounds with a wide range of life experience. We value the contribution everyone can bring. This is what our volunteers recently told us in our 2019 online Volunteer survey:

60% of our volunteers come to us because they want to learn new skills

78% of our volunteers tell us that they “want to give something back”

94% of our volunteers tell us that they enjoy themselves and have fun volunteering for us

70% of our volunteers tell us that their sense of well being has improved since they started volunteering for us

94% would recommend volunteering with us to their friends and family

90% of our volunteers tell us that they volunteer with us because they want to do something meaningful with their spare time

It has given me more self confidence.”

“My interest in the heritage has been strengthened and I intend to continue my volunteering and pursue other opportunities in this sector.”

“…volunteering is helping to give me the experience in archiving, so that I might be able to pursue a career in it.”

“I have enjoyed being a volunteer for the social side as well as the vast learning curve of not just local history but also national and international history, whilst doing something useful.”

I wanted a place which allowed me to develop new skills and improve confidence through voluntary work, whilst being understanding of my mental health issues. The Archives have provided me with all of the above.”

 

Volunteer handbook 2020

Procedures for recruiting volunteers

 

Page updated: 17/06/2022 Page updated by: Ally McConnell

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