Volunteering opportunity

Volunteer access researchers

Do you love museums and heritage? Do you care about accessibility? Join a team of 50 volunteer access researchers in a large-scale digital volunteering project that will benefit over 3,000 heritage sites in the UK and their visitors.

You will receive training in heritage and online accessibility from access experts and project partners VocalEyes, AbilityNet, Autism in Museums, Centre for Accessible Environments and Stagetext, that will help develop knowledge and skills useful if you are seeking a career in heritage.

Each volunteer will be given a list of heritage sites, and you just need to be comfortable finding and navigating their websites and entering data about them into an online form (mostly through multiple choice options).

We are actively seeking volunteers who identify as deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, disabled or neurodivergent and/or those who have personal experience of experiencing access barriers at heritage sites or other public buildings.

A BSL video is available, along with more information on the volunteer role and how to apply, on VocalEyes’ website: https://vocaleyes.co.uk/volunteer-opportunity-heritage-access-2022/

The deadline for submissions of expressions of interest is 9am Monday 14 March.

For any queries please email [email protected].