Visitor Experience Volunteer

The Brontë Parsonage Museum attracts around 75,000 visitors each year from around the world. However, the Parsonage still retains a powerful atmosphere of the Brontës’ own time, giving a wonderful insight into domestic life in the nineteenth century. The Bronte Parsonage Museum runs a Visitor Experience Volunteer programme to supplement its current staff and volunteers are an invaluable part of keeping the Museum running. All volunteers will be fully trained in Museum procedures upon induction.

By getting involved you could…. • Get to know the Brontë Parsonage Museum and the lives of the Brontë family • Join an enthusiastic and varied team and make some new friends • Meet people from all walks of life and from around the world - there will be plenty every day! • Improve your communication skills • Enjoy new experiences and learn something new every day

What's involved…? - Providing a warm , friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of the Museum - Learning about the Brontë Parsonage Museum and the various periods it has gone through and the lives of the people who have lived there - Helping visitors, through answering questions etc. to discover more about the lives of the people who lived and worked at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

For further information please visit our website


No prior experience is needed as you will receive ongoing training and support. However this role might be for you if you are …. • A ‘people’ person • Enthusiastic and friendly • Cheerful and enjoy meeting people • Keen to learn about the history of the Brontë Parsonage Museum and its former inhabitants


  • Accessibility
    This role does require periods of standing and moving around the museum. Please be aware that access to the upper floor of the museum is by stairs only. For further information please see
  • Age restrictions
    16 and above - if under the age of 18 parental/guardian permission needed
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    We will cover agreed costs of your travel between home and the Museum up to £8.50 per day
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes Yes
Afternoon No No No No No Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Currently volunteers are needed for weekends - Saturday in particular. Volunteer shifts are 9.45-1 pm or 1.00 - 4 pm every week preferred, but alternate weeks possible.


Church Street
BD22 8DR

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