Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

TWAM Venue Drawing

Welcome to TWAM Volunteering


We are Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and we manage nine museums and galleries across the North East. Our venues are:


  • Arbeia South Shields Roman Fort   
  • Discovery Museum
  • Great North Museum: Hancock
  • Hatton
  • Laing Art Gallery
  • Segedunum Roman Fort
  • Shipley Art Gallery
  • South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
  • Stephenson Steam Railway 
  • Tyne & Wear Archives


One of our most important aims is to make a positive difference in people’s lives through the exhibitions, programmes and services we deliver.

This is where you come in.

Volunteers are essential to the work that we do. You can help to ensure that all of our museums and galleries are innovative, imaginative, creative, totally inclusive, secure and sustainable.

In turn, we hope volunteering will help you to develop new skills and interests, meet friendly, like-minded people, gain confidence and a sense of well-being, and even strengthen your CV.

We want all our volunteers to have an enjoyable and rewarding time and to feel part of the team that delivers a world class museums service to the communities of the North East and beyond.


So why not come and join us?



Getting Started


Use this space to find out about new opportunities to volunteer and make a positive contribution to our museums and galleries. We'll be adding new opportunities all the time, making it easier for you to get involved, whether you have 10 minutes to spare or want to volunteer with us on a weekly basis.


Ready to get started? Register as a volunteer now.


Want to know more?  Get in touch with Anita, our friendly Volunteer Coordinator.

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Great North Museum: Hancock

Great North Museum: Hancock drawing

Roles available at Great North Museum: Hancock

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Shipley Art Gallery

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Learning, Family Art Facilitator 1

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

This category is for volunteer opportunities that are not venue specific but are core to the entire organisation.

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Corporate, Write a Review 1
Online Induction 2 5/20/2021 5/27/2021
Remote digital, Dive In 1
Remote Digital, Post a Photo 1
Remote digital, TWEET TWEET 1

Our mission

To help people determine their place in the world and define their identities, so enhancing their self-respect and their respect for others.