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Interested in Volunteering at 'The Atkinson'?

Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of The Atkinson. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who would like to offer their time to help make the venue a welcoming, vibrant and successful visitor destination.

What do Volunteers do?

The AtkinsonOur volunteers carry out and assist with a wide variety of tasks around the venue.
Previous and current volunteers have assisted with the documentation and research of our collections, carried out cleaning and preventative conservation on objects, assisted in the preparation and delivery of our education and outreach programmes, carried out data entry as well as front of house meet and greet roles.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer with The Atkinson. It does not matter how much time you have to give or the skills, experience or background you have. Full training will be provided so all we ask is that you are enthusiastic about the work and aims of The Atkinson, willing to learn and meet new people, committed, reliable and happy to abide by The Atkinson’s health and safety and equal opportunities policies.

The Application Process

We actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who are selected will be invited to an interview in the form of an informal chat, which will determine their suitability for the role they apply for. All successful applicants will be required to undergo reference checks before they are formally accepted as a volunteer and depending on the role, may require a DBS check.

How to Apply

As specific volunteer roles become available they will be advertised on this section of our website. If you would like to get involved with any of our current volunteer opportunities please email to request an application form or download Volunteer Application Form 2014

Current Opportunities

  • Welcome Volunteer
  • Arts and Craft Volunteer
  • Museum Volunteer
  • Festival of Wellbeing Volunteer

Coming Soon

  • Administration Volunteer


Sefton & The Great War

Sefton & The Great War

Last Day Tomorrow.

28th July – 29th August

The contribution to World War One of Sefton’s communities and individuals told through objects and photographs.

The displays draw on personal collections, library archives and also features a memorial quilt created by the people of Sefton.

At The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport


Changes to the Blog

Just altered a couple of the navigation links to take advantage of the 'categories' label and a minor adjustment to control what appears in the main blog section.

Works well, there is now an 'Editor's Notes' post section and I've also incorporated the latest video and audio recordings into the body of the blog.


Sefton 'Cancer Care' consultation roadshow

Have your say at the Sefton Cancer Care consultation roadshow this Friday 4pm - 7pm at Formby Tesco

Cancer-carePeople in Sefton can find out more and have their say on proposals for Transforming Cancer Care across Cheshire and Merseyside at a public consultation roadshow this Friday (29th August).

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust – the health trust that provides specialist cancer care to people in Cheshire and Merseyside – wants to expand and develop a major new cancer hospital in Liverpool.  The new hospital would be on the same site as the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool, and experts say it would enhance patient care and the scope for groundbreaking research.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre would also continue providing services at its existing sites in Wirral and Aintree as well as the services it provides at other hospitals across Cheshire and Merseyside.

It is asking people for their views on the proposal during a public consultation running until 19th October.  And people from Sefton can find out more when the Transforming Cancer Care consultation visits the area this week.

The consultation team will be at Tesco in Formby from 4pm-7pm on Friday (29th August).  They will also be on Chapel Street in Southport all day on Saturday 20th September.