Manchester Jewish Museum


Become an MJM Volunteer

Do you want to be part of a brand new museum? Do you want to help bring people together and share Jewish stories with the world? Do you want to support one of Manchester’s most beautiful historic buildings?

Whether you’re interested in learning new skills, giving something back or just making new friends and being part of a team, why not get in touch?

We’re always looking for new volunteers to join our welcome desk and cafe teams so if you have energy and love working with the public then please get in touch! Students welcome.

Get in touch

Find out more about our volunteer scheme and whether it’s right for you below:


Who are Manchester Jewish Museum volunteers?

Our volunteers are an integral part of the Manchester Jewish Museum Team. They enrich the experience of our visitors and enable us to engage and connect with as many people as possible.

Our volunteers are accepting and welcome all, respecting differences and seeking common ground with others. They are helpful, supportive and make a positive difference.

We appreciate all the valuable contributions our volunteers make through their generous donations of their time, energy and expertise.

Can I volunteer?

Everybody is welcome to join our volunteer team. We promote acceptance, celebrate diversity and aim to make the experience of all our volunteers impactful and memorable. You don’t need to be Jewish to volunteer with us, you just need an enthusiasm for connecting people together and sharing Jewish stories and culture.

We are looking for volunteers who are imaginative, open minded and can bring lots of enthusiasm to their role.

What will I be doing?

Our volunteers support the museum through welcoming our visitors, preparing and serving nourishing meals in our café, supporting delivery of our events and activities and guiding people through our gallery and synagogue.

We are currently offering several volunteer roles including:

  • Gallery and Synagogue Guides
  • Welcome Desk Volunteers
  • Cafe Volunteers
  • School Volunteers
  • Social Media Volunteers

Read more about our current volunteer roles

Why should I volunteer?

If you volunteer at Manchester Jewish Museum you will have opportunities to:

  • Meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic, welcoming and inclusive team.
  • Volunteer inside one of Manchester’s most beautiful historic buildings.
  • Develop transferable and/or specialist skills increasing confidence and potential employability.
  • Engage with local Jewish heritage and culture and connect with our surrounding communities.
  • Make connections to make things better – being part of a team and having a strong sense of purpose in the volunteer role can help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and improve wellbeing.

We are flexible and accommodating to individual needs and commitments and will cover any travel expenses so you won’t be out of pocket.

I’m interested – how do I sign up?

We would love to hear from you!

If you would like to join our team then email us at or hit the button below. We look forward to hearing from you.

I would like to volunteer