Connecting, creating and sharing through culture
Culture is our past, our present and our future. It’s what we have inherited, what we are experiencing now and what we would like to see remembered. It’s myths and legends, faiths and religion, buildings, villages, cities and landscapes, art, dance, music and food, treasured and meaningful objects and possessions, values, beliefs and memories.
Our activities build on the existing cultural assets hosted and supported by our colleagues within Leicestershire County Council’s Museum, Heritage, Libraries, Collections and Learning services.
Our outreach teams inspire new cultural activities and connections within Leicestershire communities, created by and for local people. Together we are exploring and sharing what’s really important to the people of Leicestershire using culture as the catalyst.
Our volunteer roles are diverse and unique, ranging from House Interpreters, who volunteer to give guided tours of the 1620’s House and Gardens; to Archaeology Volunteers documenting and researching our collections.
Alongside our traditional volunteers, many of our Community Curator projects have a volunteering element where volunteers take the lead designing and co-creating exhibitions and events in local museums.
We are also delighted to support constituted groups of volunteers who are affiliated to our services such as Loughborough Library Local Studies volunteers (LLLSV) and Leicestershire Shared Reading Groups.
People volunteering with Culture Leicestershire learn from skilled professionals across LCC and partners, whilst working on exciting and innovative projects. We offer role specific training and guidance with each volunteer role, and work with volunteers to insure they get the most out of their time with us.