Becoming a Volunteer
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft has the largest collection of historic trolleybuses in the world. It takes quite an effort to keep the trolleybuses running and the museum up to standard. We are VAQAS accredited (Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme), and are currently upgrading our Arts Council England Museum Accreditation registration.
Trolleybuses may be the centrepieces but there is a wide variety of work required to keep our museum running and improving. The Museum was formed by volunteers in 1969 and has grown and developed using mainly volunteer time. Our team of volunteers continue to play the most important role in the museum’s development and are essential to maintain our position as the leader in this field.
The Trolleybus Museum welcomes volunteers from all walks of life with the time, commitment, energy and skill which benefits the museum.
The Trolleybus Museum:
- Encourages and welcomes volunteers
- Promotes the using of and development of the skills of volunteers
- Values the contribution of volunteers
- Gives support and training where required
Meet new people and enjoy some of the social aspects of volunteering. An ‘Annual Dinner’ for volunteers is often arranged to coincide with a big event and there is usually a Barbeque arranged for volunteers to coincide with the opening of the ‘Beer Tent’ on the Saturday preceding the annual Gathering event in July. Many staff stay locally or in our staff caravan over open weekends to save driving home, and the evenings provide opportunities to socialise with the rest of the team.
Visit us at the Museum and discuss options with one of our Directors (look out for their lapel badge), or use the Museum's Contact email address at firstname.lastname@example.org .