Join our Team 

Opportunities for volunteer experience

A chance to support your local community 


Running a Heritage  Centre involves a lot of hard work. It can only be done effectively with a really good, motivated group of people  with the right mix of skills and enthusiasm.  We do already have a strong core management team of nine including our four trustees.  They  have a range of experience including  accounting, marketing, archiving & librarianship, fundraising  and  project management but we need more of everything ! 


Even if you can only offer a couple of hours a month then your time may be valuable to us as part of the staffing team but we are also looking for people with skills in more specialised roles too.  We are a volunteer run organisation who occasionally use professional services where needed.


Here are a few of the areas where volunteers are involved. Many of these roles are currently covered but we always welcome extra help. Take a look at "OUR URGENT NEEDS TODAY  too . 


Administration/ Volunteer Management  

This could be anything from managing our volunteer schedule to keeping our bookings and events diary up to date. 


We always need good creative and communication skills to ensure that people know about what the centre has to offer and are encouraged to visit and to use our facilities - especially where that may raise revenue.  This is likely to include website management and social media skills. 


Retail Management

We have a  small shop within the centre that stocks  a combination of  Lymm oriented merchandise including books, cars, prints, jigsaws. Some-one needs to manage the buying and stocking decisions working initially to a very tight budget but with a revenue target in mind. 



An important element of the centre is education. The national curriculum gives many opportunities to explore local history and geography so the centre is well placed to deliver resources and sessions to support local schools. If you have retired from teaching perhaps or stopped while you bring up a young family then this could be the way to continue to use your valuable skills. 


We have a samll team  who re responsibile for the process of digitising images, documents etc. setting up procedures and good working practices, data security, training a larger team, managing on-line presentation of the material etc  


Exhibition Research and Development. 

Some-one to help us keep the centre fresh by supervising the installation of temporary exhibitions and seeking out opportunities> this may involve temporary loan of items and artefacts or the commissioning of models and replicas. 


Centre Manager

Some-one needs to pull all of this together, to steer the rest of the team to ensure that the centre has a lively programme of activities and  is well used by diverse groups for all sorts of activities .. always with an eye to the revenue that will keep the centre afloat. 



Yes we will be looking for grants for the initial design and intallation of the centre but we also need to build a sustainable financial model that draws in revenue from a number of streams.  This could include identifying relevant charities, setting up a friends or supporters scheme, seeking business sponsorship, applying to local bodies and working with the local authority. Assist our Fundraising Manager. 

Centre Staff

Keeping the centre open for several days a week will involve a large team of volunteers who need to be prepared to make a regular commitment.  You would be part information giver- to residents and visitors alike, part shopkeeper and part history guide answering questions about Lymm and our exhibits. 


These are not job vacancies in the conventional sense and the amount of time commitment could vary enormously. If you were to get  involved then your role could even end up straddling one or more of the above. The first step is to contact us just to find out a little more and to see if this is something where you feel you could make a contribution. Even if you don't feel ready to make a regular contribution it would be good to have contacts  we could call on to assist with individual projects.   

Most importantly you  would  be a member of a, hopefully, happy team who are dedicated to making a positive difference to the quality of life in our community. 



or complete the I'M INTERESTED  volunteer form 


or better still call the Chair Alan Williams on 01925-754080  or  07540-096282


Thank You






The great news is that after over three years in operation we have a team of over 50 people  involved in a wide variety of tasks, all aimed at developing a strong and vibrant centre for the wider benefit of the community. 




In the period of reopening following the Covid-19 crisis many of our older, regular stewards will be unavailable. This would be a great time to welcome in some new faces, particularly from younger age groups.


The centre is about activities as much as it is about exhibitions with the emphasis always on Lymm.  We already have a number of people who have offered to lead walks, give talks or run short workshops but we need some-one to co-ordinate these  sessions.: Arranging the logistics, promoting them  and being around to manage them on the day.


Retail has been one of the great successes of the Centre from a financial point of view but is very time consuming for trustees who have many other responsibilities. If you have a keen eye for what might sell, with a local theme, could manage despatches from our online shop, could do stock control and keep tabs on our  in-hose retail equipment. Or even if you could only tackle some of that we would love to hear from you. 


A Centre is only as good as the visitors who areable to experience it. So spreading the word and generating visiitors is a key role currently done by one of the trustees alongside many other responsibilities.  We are looking for someone with ideas and initiative to spread the word.