Do you love history, archaeology, fashion or leather? Whether you have experience to offer or would like to learn some new skills, whether you’re an aspiring blogger or photographer, whether you’re interested in administration or DIY … we want you! The gift of your time is of great value to us. At the NLC there is a project for everyone, no matter your skill or experience level. So if you have some time to spare, and think you would be interested in working with a nationally important collection, please get in touch by completing the contact form below.

Here are just some of the exciting new projects for which we are currently recruiting volunteers …

Join our Front of House team

We are recruiting volunteers to help us run our front of house operation. This would include responsibilities such as greeting visitors, learning about and interacting with the collection, and keeping the space clean and tidy. Email us if you would like to join our front of house team, learn about leather and meet some likeminded people.


We are always actively researching into our objects in order to understand the full significance of each item, no matter how big or small. Whether you have a particular academic/personal interest, or would just like the challenge of researching into a random artefact, come and get hands on with our collection! The aim of this project is to draw public and academic attention to our most significant artefacts, and we would love for volunteers to research items and provide material for blogs, or even write up their findings themselves.

Museum Maintenance

The National Leather Collection is looking for hands-on people to help us keep our museum operating smoothly. If you are handy with D.I.Y., gardening and cleaning, we want you! Whether it’s helping us to get ready for our weekly open days, co-managing event delivery and clean-up, building shelving units or moving the collection from A to B, there’s a role for everyone.

Interested? Please fill in your details below.