Our fourth blog post celebrating National Volunteer's Week is written by our of our Young Creative Curators John Cosslett who has been working with the collections at the museum since last year.
'I enjoy working as a volunteer at The Erewash Museum because I get to scan photographs and see things like royal visits to the town in the past, and photos of Stanton Ironworks. I like looking and seeing what it was like to live in the past. I have always wanted to do this kind of thing since I was a young boy and I would love to have more knowledge of history and museums.
I would love to work on more projects in the future and expand on things that I do at the museum. I have always wanted a career in a museum environment. I wanted to help around the museum more and talk about what we have on display at the museum. I would also love to help with changing the displays from old ones to new ones.
I'm very enthusiastic about what I do here at the museum because museums are important to society, they let you look into the past and show people what life was like.'
If you are interested in volunteering opportunities at the museum please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Buck on [email protected]