Volunteers’ Week 2019: Council volunteering opportunities

Published: Monday, 03 June 2019

During this year’s Volunteers’ Week Northampton Borough Council is highlighting long and short term opportunities to volunteer for their services.

Currently, openings include voluntary roles at Northampton’s Emergency Nightshelter and its Museum and Art Gallery.


Committed, friendly and approachable volunteers are sought to help with the day-to-day operation of the Nightshelter during three daily shifts:

Evening shift (from 8.30pm until 10.45pm)
Night shift (from 10.30pm until 7am)
Morning shift (from 6.45am until 9.30am)

As well as welcoming guests and helping them to settle in, volunteers will help to signpost guests to local advice and support services, serve food and hot drinks, and clean and tidy the Nightshelter.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Nightshelter, please visit www.northampton.gov.uk/northamptonnightshelter

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Volunteers looking to meet new people and gain experience of working in the cultural sector are also being sought to assist with the installation of objects in the new galleries in preparation for the opening of the newly expanded museum.

Museum Collections Installation volunteers are required from October 2019 to February 2020, any day, Monday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm. Training will be provided on Thursday 19 September and Friday 20 September, 10am to 12pm.

For more information and to apply to become a Museum Collection Installation volunteer, please visit www.northampton.gov.uk/museums

Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “Volunteers week is a great opportunity for extending a whole hearted ‘thank you’ to the dedicated band of volunteers that do fantastic work, helping out at our museums, in the Nightshelter, out in the community and during our events.

“The week also gives us the chance to highlight the roles we currently have available, not only giving people the opportunity to give something back in their community but also grow their skills and experience in a chosen area. If you have some spare time, please do consider getting involved.”