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The Alfred Gillett Trust is a charity and relies on the generosity of supporters who share our passion for the industrial and social history of shoemaking and the local area. Your donations help make the work of the Trust possible, ensuring that the Trust continues to inspire the public by sharing the cultural history of shoemaking.

At this challenging time, your support is needed more than ever. Please give today.

Thank you.


We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Trustees, Part-Time, Voluntary

Volunteering with Us

We are currently recruiting for volunteers to help us at the Heritage Open Days exhibition in September.

We need volunteers to help steward the exhibition which involves chatting to visitors, signposting and taking enquiries. This is a great opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Alfred Gillett Trust and support your local heritage.

We are looking for help from Friday 9th until Sunday 18th September.

Cover can either be a full day from 9.30am to 4.30pm or half days, with morning (9.30am – 1pm) and afternoon (1pm – 4.30pm) shifts available.

Please complete the form below top express an interest today!


We are usually looking for volunteers to help and have a range of roles suitable for different interests and levels of time commitment.

With a wide range of projects being undertaken by the Trust, including cataloguing, digitisation, collection moves and developing exhibitions, there is scope for the volunteer role to be adapted to suit potential requirements of any successful applicant, making this an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience working with archive or museum collections.

If you are interested in registering your interest in future volunteering opportunities with the Trust, please complete and return the following form or download a copy:

By clicking submit I certify that the information given on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge. If I am accepted as a volunteer I understand information from this form may be computerised for personnel administration purposes only in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I understand that I may be asked to complete a form and be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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