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Why Volunteer for BCLM?

Why Volunteer?

You may not realise it but we’re actually a charity. For nearly forty years, our visitors – over 300,000 a year – have been able to experience and learn about the Black Country story and the huge impact this area had on the rest of the world.

We are proud to be an independent Museum, however we still rely on the support of individuals, trusts and foundations and corporate support to help us to bring history to life.  Our volunteers are essential for the protection of local heritage; not only by supporting our staff and engaging with our visitors, but also bringing our domestic and industrial stations to life.

Volunteering at Black Country Living Museum means you can develop your existing skills and gain new ones, all while supporting the work and aims of an internationally renowned heritage site. We encourage you to learn the stories that lie within the buildings across the Museum so you are able widen your drive and passion for the history of the Black Country.

Many of our volunteers have been with us for years and all enjoy being a part of the Museum.

Hear about the volunteer experience from our volunteer stories 

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Meet new people, including fellow volunteers and our wide visitor base
  • Training and support to develop existing skills and learn new ones
  • Gain work-related experience
  • Involved in local heritage
  • A discount in the Museum’s shop and café
  • Invitation to our annual ‘thank you’ volunteers social event

What we are looking for in a volunteer:

  • A friendly attitude
  • Enthusiasm
  • Adaptability
  • Dedication
  • Loyalty
  • Time


 How to apply:

We’re always looking for friendly folk to join our team.  We’re offering training, ongoing support and the opportunity to experience time in one of the premier Museum sites in the country.

If you have some spare time, we’d like to hear from you!

The Volunteer Coordinator,  Black Country Living Museum on  0121 557 9643 or  Email:

We are currently looking for  interested volunteers  in our  New Opportunities

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