The Society and the Dovecote Museum rely entirely on volunteers. General administration, updating websites, finance, publicity, supporting members, staying in touch via e-mails, preparation and distribution of newsletters, responding to enquiries from the website, and at the Dovecote Museum helping to prepare the exhibition material, chatting to visitors, it is a rewarding and very enjoyable experience.
I’m really enjoying being a volunteer at the Dovecote Museum, always meeting lots of new people and making new friends. The museum holds an enormous amount of information about the local area and the people who have lived in the village over the centuries. There are books, pictures, old maps, displays, you name it, it’s there. I even found a picture of myself in one of the old class photos taken at the Russell Infant School, many of which have been donated to the museum. Despite being born and brought up in Wollaton there is so much I didn’t know and such a lot more still to learn. And it’s all run by volunteers – amazing!
Joining the Society rekindled my interest in history, especially local history, and the more I learn the more I love living in Wollaton. When I first visited the Dovecote Museum I was enthralled and became a volunteer. I soon picked up the history of the building itself from the existing volunteers and enjoy welcoming visitors.
If you would like to join our team of volunteers please contact us via the Feedback link.