22 Feb 2016

Student Volunteer Week 2016

This week is National Student Volunteer Week; a great time in the year when we get to say a huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who fit in volunteering with us alongside their studies!

To give you just a taster of the fantastic contribution students make to Birmingham Museums we have three blog posts coming up this week written by some of our current student volunteers. So keep an eye out for Grace’s blog about volunteering as a Natural Science Assistant, Emily’s entry about volunteering with our Conservation Club, and Rebecca’s post about being part of our Youth Forum Ignite.

As part of the week we have also scheduled in our first Career Seminar of 2016; Meet the Marketing Officers. These sessions are great opportunities to meet members of Birmingham Museums’ team, ask them about how they progressed into the sector and find out a little bit more about their jobs. If you are a student (or even if you aren’t) and this sounds interesting then there are still places for our session tomorrow, simply book your ticket at Eventbrite .

We also have the pleasure this week of announcing our Student Volunteer of the Year for 2016. This year’s winner has been an incredible volunteer with our Conservation Team, volunteering on two projects with us. Congratulations to Nosheena Jabeen and a huge thank you from Birmingham Museums for all your hard work and dedication to volunteering!


Nosheena was selected by our Director of Engagement, Janine Eason who had such a hard decision selecting a winner. There were so many incredible, incredible nominations that we also wanted to recognise a volunteer who has done fabulous work on our Collecting Birmingham project. Our runner up for Student Volunteer of the Year 2016 is Courtney Brotherson.

Courtney On Soho Road

We are so lucky to have all our student volunteers as part of the team and we hope all of you continue to enjoy volunteering with us, we really love having you!

If you are interested in volunteering for Birmingham Museums then take a look at the current volunteering opportunities we have available across all our sites.