We have paired up with Volunteer Week and Big Help Out again this year.  The Heritage Centre is 99% volunteer run, and would not have any of the information or stories without volunteers that we’ve had past and present. 

We will be opening up early on Saturday 8 June at 9:30 a.m., and staying open later until 6:00 p.m. to give people a chance to drop in and meet some of our volunteers and committee members who can discuss the different aspects of volunteering with you and the different volunteering roles which are available.

The Big Help Out: during the pandemic, millions of people volunteered to support each other through the biggest national crisis since the Second World War. This cemented volunteering as a coredriver of connection. However, in the years since the worst phase of the pandemic drew to a close, the country has seen a significant decline in volunteer numbers.The Big Help Out saw the opportunity to invite people to step forward in their communities to give their time, not money, to important causes.

The first Big Help Out, on May 8th 2023 as part of His Majesty the King and Queen’s Coronation, was a large-scale campaign that brought together the UK’s most influential volunteering organisations, and hundreds of grassroots community groups, to encourage people to try something new. 7.2million people participated!

Do come along on Saturday 8 June to find out about joining the Heritage Centre's enthusiastic volunteer team.