The Piece Hall Trust is the charity that is responsible for realising an exciting new chapter for The Piece Hall.

We’re looking for people who can spare their time to support the delivery of our vision and to help ensure The Piece Hall is well-known as an outstanding visitor destination.

In return for your time, knowledge and enthusiasm, volunteering at The Piece Hall will offer you the chance to:

  • Meet new people
  • Make a positive difference to a local charity
  • Share and learn new skills
  • Boost your CV and industry experience
  • Work in a fascinating Grade I listed building
  • Have fun
  • and much more

We hope you’re ready to join us on this journey.


We’re looking for an exceptional team of volunteers to welcome visitors and assist with our public programmes in the following roles:

Event volunteers
Events Volunteers will play an important role in supporting the exciting programme of events at The Piece Hall throughout the year. Events Volunteers will be mainly based around the Courtyard giving out information, directing visitors and being a friendly face of The Piece Hall team.

Gallery Assistant Volunteer
The Piece Hall Gallery is a stunning setting for exhibitions from established local and national artists. As a Gallery Assistant Volunteer you will welcome visitors into the gallery, provide information and assistance as needed, and help ensure visitors have a positive and enjoyable experience.

Heritage Guide Volunteer
Amongst the colonnaded galleries of this unique stone building there lies over two centuries of history. As a Heritage Guide Volunteer you will enhance the visitor experience by providing sightseers with an informative and engaging hour long tour, guiding both public tours and private groups to uncover its remarkable past.

Learning Programme Volunteer
The Piece Hall’s Heritage & Learning team deliver workshops and activities for schools, families and adults. As a Learning Programme Volunteer you will encourage people to take part, support group leaders and provide a welcome and engaging atmosphere.

Oral History Volunteer
Thousands of people have a connection with and stories and memories of The Piece Hall. As an Oral History Volunteer you will gather these stories and create a precious audio visual archive – an authentic treasure trove detailing our past. These recordings will be used in The People’s Piece Hall – an on-site exhibition space dedicated to our social history.

Visitor Welcome Volunteer
As a leading destination for the North of England, The Piece Hall welcomes visitors from far and wide. As a Visitor Welcome Volunteer you will provide information and assistance as needed to ensure visitors have a positive and enjoyable experience.


If you would like to express an interest in any of our volunteer opportunities please complete a form using the button below.

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
The Piece Hall is independently managed by The Piece Hall Trust, a registered charity, number 1156948. Registered in England and Wales, number 08906735.
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