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Blog: Dominick Lack on volunteering at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Back in 2014 when I started looking after my son full time I discovered a fantastic baby and toddler group at Shrewsbury Museum called ‘Mini Mammoths’. It was a wonderful and happy group and had something of an ‘educational’ spin. When my son reached school age we attended what I thought would be our last mini mammoths but then as I was going to be returning to college to work towards becoming a Teaching Assistant (which would involve a placement in a school) I thought offering to volunteer and help out at Mini Mammoths would be a good thing for me to help with my course.

An image of a volunteer at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery volunteering during the mini mammoths session.

So in September 2018 I began as a volunteer at the group and have loved every minute of it. It has tied in very well with the course and I have learnt things in parallel. It is a great group to be part of and I have got to dress up and be silly and also to help out both the parents and the children.

I think it will be a nice addition to my CV and has already been a good talking point at interviews. It will be a shame for my time at mini mammoths to come to an end but I know that I have learnt much and been a happy and friendly helper in a fantastic setting for so many amazing people young and old.

Mini Mammoths at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Mini Mammoths runs every Friday from 10 – 11.30am during term time. Due to popularity, the team recommend booking your place in advance. You can do this by calling 01743 258881 / 258888 or by emailing museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk.

For more information about Mini Mammoths, click here.

Volunteering with Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Volunteers place an invaluable role in enabling us to deliver our workshops, events, education programmes and much more. If you are interested in volunteering with Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and joining their wonderful team, click here for more information or you can call (01743) 258885 or email shrewsburymuseum@shropshire.gov.uk.