Manchester Jewish Museum


Become an MJM Volunteer

Do you want to be part of a museum team? 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, 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. Scroll down to see a list of 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


You belong with us – Diversity and Inclusion

Are you interested in joining an inclusive and ambitious creative organisation? Do you want to help us bring people together to connect and share our stories?

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive organisation, actively celebrating diversity and promoting acceptance and inclusivity. We value the benefits that diverse perspectives bring to our team and practise. We recognise we currently under-represent black people, people of colour, people with disabilities and those with intersecting identities in our team. We also seek to include self-identifying Jewish representation across our team. We are actively working to address this and encourage applicants from these identities and are committed to positive policies to promote equal opportunity in the development and growth of the museum industry.

While the successful candidate will be selected purely on merit, in the event of a tie between two candidates with equal experience, we may select a candidate who helps us better represent the communities the museum serves.

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