Get Involved


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 positions:

Administrator, Part-Time, Paid

Trustees, Part-Time, Voluntary

Volunteering with Us

We are always looking for new volunteers. Please complete an expression of interest form below.


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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