Volunteer at Pontefract Castle

Coronavirus Information

All Wakefield Council museums and castles are currently closed until further notice.

Pontefract Castle visitor centre and grounds will be closed to the public from Saturday 21 March, until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract Castle at the earliest safe opportunity.

For further information please visit http://bit.ly/CoronaWFD

Volunteer With Us

Do you have a passion for history or culture? Are you a people person? Would you like to get more involved with your local area?

If the answer is yes, then why not become a volunteer? There are a range of exciting volunteering and placement opportunities here at the castle, and all across the Wakefield district, with Wakefield Museums and Castles. As a volunteer you’ll be helping to make our places and spaces fun and friendly sites to explore. 

There are so many different things to do within volunteering. Each role offers flexible hours, and we provide full training and support.

What's more, volunteering is a great way to: 

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Develop new skills and learn about the district’s history, stories and collections
  • Build your confidence
  • Be active
  • Gain work experience

Interested? We’d love to have you on board! For more information, download our leafleft using the link below (or pick up a physical copy at the castle), fill in the Expression of Interest form and return to:

Pontefract Museum
5 Salter Row

If you have any questions about the volunteer scheme, the roles on offer or the recruitment process please contact:
Tel: 01977 723640
E-mail: MusCasVolunteering@wakefield.gov.uk

Volunteering at Pontefract Castle
Volunteering at Pontefract Castle
Volunteering at Pontefract Castle

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