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Volunteer at The Turnpike


The Turnpike Gallery volunteer team are fully integrated into all of our programmes and we encourage them to openly share their creative ideas. While contributing their time to inspire the Leigh community they also support and inspire each other.

Our volunteers share a team ethic, working together to achieve great things. Whether that be in the gallery space, supporting events, sharing inspiration on our website and social media or being out and about connecting with the community. They are committed, determined, hardworking, proud and are simply a great bunch of people to spend time with.

How to volunteer

We are currently looking for more people to join the team as Gallery Volunteers. To find out more about what you could be doing, please read the role description below.

If this sounds like you, we would love for you to join us. To register your interest and arrange an introductory meeting, contact theturnpikegallery@wigan.gov.uk

Gallery Volunteer Role Description

Role Purpose

  • Provide a warm welcome to visitors to The Turnpike Gallery
  • Invigilate the exhibition spaces and introduce visitors to the works on display
  • Encourage participation in gallery activities and provide support where appropriate
  • Promote workshops and events at The Turnpike Gallery
  • Collect feedback from visitors and assist with the evaluation of gallery programmes


  • Develop understanding of exhibition programmes at The Turnpike Gallery
  • Develop experience working with different audiences and their needs and interests
  • Gain gallery interpretation and customer service skills
  • Become part of the Turnpike family, receiving invitations to previews and special events

What you could bring to the role

  • An interest and enthusiasm for the arts and a desire to share this with others
  • Awareness of equality and diversity
  • Customer service skills

This is a flexible role where you can sign up for regular weekly shifts or join us for one-off shifts following induction training. Shifts are available from Tuesday – Saturdays during exhibition runs. Morning shifts run from 10am – 1pm and afternoon shifts run from 1pm – 4pm.