Here at Kirkgate Arts and Heritage we operate with a tiny staff team and a huge group of enthusiastic volunteers. Without our volunteers we would not be able to provide the services we do to the community.

By volunteering with us you will be part of a friendly team, meet a wide range of people who you may not encounter in your day to day lives and help us to continue to be a vital part of the community.

The volunteer roles with us are many and varied, from serving drinks behind the bar to assisting our Operations Manager with maintenance, researching local heritage, contributing to the marketing and comms team or introducing live acts to our audiences. All our volunteers receive training and support. Take a look at our film about volunteering with Kirkgate:

Our aim is always to match volunteers to the role that suits their availability, skill sets, personality and physical abilities best. If you are interested in volunteering with us please get in touch and we can talk about all our opportunities. Email us here.

History and Heritage

We would also welcome additional help with Kirkgate’s Cockermouth Heritage Group. We are looking for volunteers to help us gather information, catalogue our collections, organise our outreach events and curate our exhibitions.

If you would like to know more about the various positions, please email us here. You can also see more detailed information about volunteer roles here or by downloading information here.