skip to main content

Collections & Archive Volunteers

The work of the Museum’s collections team is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers. The Museum relies on the constant support of volunteers to help improve the care of our permanent collections and to update our records.

Volunteering within the Collections team involves a range of tasks from cleaning and repacking objects, to labelling, cataloguing or even photographing our collections.

 Frederica, Collections & Archives Volunteer.

/media/support/library/frederica---copy.jpg"I have learnt so many things coming here... I've worked with costumes, with libraries and project files. It gives me  confidence and I've met some lovely people who I consider friends now. I recommend volunteering as you are constantly learning and you feel you're giving something back"


Hear more from Frederica about her experiences as a volunteer at BCLM in the video below


Collections Summer Project Volunteer  

Ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes of a museum? Want to gain experience in the heritage sector? Happy to don some gloves and get hands on with the history of the Black Country? Then come and be part of the BCLM story and volunteer with the Collections Team! 

We are looking for 4 enthusiastic people to volunteer with us over the first two weeks of August.  With such a large collection, our curators need help cataloguing, labelling and storing our objects. You would receive training in object handling, collections care, using a collections management database as well as other aspects of curatorial work. 

You will need to be available Monday to Friday 10am to 3:30pm from 31 July until the 11 August not including the Bank Holiday. 

If the project is over-subscribed, we may invite you in the week beginning Monday 24th July for a chat. 

If you would like to know more or to apply please send your C.V. to  with a few words about why you are interested in volunteering with us and your availability during this period before Monday 18th July. 

Contact   Us

Any time of the year, if you have some spare time and would like to be involved, we’d like to hear from you! 

Find out more about  what to expect and how to apply    or  contact our   Collections Team or to register an interest please contact Jessica Lambert, Assistant Curator, at

Hear from our other volunteers and watch  videos following  a day in the life of a volunteer   including interviews about their roles here at BCLM

Related Events.

Forge Experience Day

read more

Related News.

Free entry* for National Lottery Players on Sat 18 Nov

read more

Your Feedback
Your Feedback
BCLM Newsletter
Join Newsletter