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"The staff work really hard to make volunteers feel appreciated and there is a wide range of volunteering opportunities"

Oneta, VB volunteer


Make 2019 the year you volunteer with Victoria Baths!


At Victoria Baths, we depend upon our fantastic team of volunteers. Thanks to their enthusiasm and generosity, we are able to keep this iconic building open to the public, and to ensure its future.

Victoria Baths is the setting for a range of exciting events throughout the year, and there are lots of different ways to get involved. Whether you love the idea of volunteering at our busy public Open Days, or would like to help with building maintenance, administration or other behind the scenes tasks, we have a volunteer role to interest you. We welcome new volunteers all year round.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer at Victoria Baths, so no matter what your skills, experience or background, we’d love to hear from you. For most roles all you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

We appreciate that some people are able to donate more of their time than others. We have a range of flexible opportunities available, and you can choose to make a regular commitment or simply help out on an occasional basis.

What will I get out of volunteering?

Whether you want to develop new skills and enhance your CV, or just want to have fun and meet new people whilst supporting Victoria Baths, there are lots of good reasons to volunteer with us.

Our volunteers also enjoy a range of extra benefits:

  • free membership of the Friends of Victoria Baths, who receive newsletters and e-news about events and restoration

  • free entry to Wednesday tours and on our Open Days throughout the season

Whichever opportunity interests you, as a volunteer at VB you will receive plenty of support to help you get the most out of your volunteering experience. 

What opportunities are available?

There are many ways to get involved, whether you want to engage with visitors face to face or prefer a more behind the scenes role. Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Greeting visitors at the Welcome Desk, in the Shop and Tea Room

  • Giving guided building tours for the public (training provided)

  • Talking to visitors about joining the Friends or becoming a Restoration Supporter, and signing up those who are interested

  • Helping behind the scenes, e.g. with office administration and events organisation

  • Cleaning, gardening and other practical tasks

  • Becoming part of our Local History Group, who look after our extensive history archive  

  • Helping with Fundraising events, including dinners, drinks receptions, concerts and afternoon tea parties

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Volunteer events assistant

Victoria Baths will play host to a wide variety of events in 2019, including the Vintage Home Show, a weekend of Art and Music, a Weekend of Words, a Festive Fair and many more. We're looking for volunteers willing to help out at some or all of these events, which take place between April and October. 

Volunteer welcome assistant

Victoria Baths opens to the general public for guided tours on Wednesday afternoons from April-October. We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to greet members of the public, issue tickets, and help in our shop and Tea Room.

Click here for more information about this role.

Volunteer tour guide

Are you interested in history? Do you enjoy talking to people? If so, why not consider becoming a volunteer tour guide? No previous experience of tour guiding is necessary, just an interest in the history of Victoria Baths and a willingness to get up and talk in front of a group.

Click here for more information about this role. 

More information about all our available volunteer roles can be found in the ‘Downloads’ section at the bottom of this page.

How to apply to be a volunteer:

If you are interested in volunteering at Victoria Baths, please complete the volunteer application form which you can download below. Completed application forms should be returned by to

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our volunteer opportunities, please contact Alan on the same email address or phone him on 0161 224 2020.


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