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The Harris Volunteer Makers

Address: Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Telephone number: 01772 258 248

The Harris is a Museum, Library and Art Gallery all under one roof in the centre of Preston - free to enter. It is a magnificent Grade 1 listed building which was established in 1893. It has it all!

Fine Art, Decorative Art, Costume, Textiles, History, Contemporary Art and more!

Volunteer with The Harris

Are you over 16? Looking to gain skills and experiences in the arts sector? Wanting to get involved in the community? Sounds like you'd be a great Harris volunteer!

The Harris voluntary roles are quite varied, some are fairly permanent whilst others can be a one-off. They offer volunteer roles in four key areas:

  • Event stewarding
  • Collections research
  • Supporting public programmes
  • Tour guides

All ages and abilities are encouraged to get involved with The Harris and they are looking to diversify their volunteer cohort to better reflect the local population, age, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic status and disability should not be a barrier to getting involved.

The Harris will try to match your skills and interests with a role in the Harris that is just right for you.

Visit the Harris volunteer makers website for new opportunities, events and projects to get your teeth into!

Get yourself signed up if you haven't already and come aboard.

The Harris in the Community

Creative programmes to promote mental well-being, bringing art to a wide range of community groups in the Preston area. 

Working with partners in the local community, The Harris encourage individuals and groups that need extra support.

This work is targeted specifically at:

  • Young people
  • Vulnerable adults
  • Minority groups
  • Older people (through the Reminiscence programme) and services are provided either at the Harris or off-site in the heart of the community.

The Harris offer a wide range of activities from one-off talks, tours and consultations, to long-term weekly or monthly projects. All activities are inspired by the Harris collections and exhibitions and aim to improve social and life skills as well as improving health and well-being.

If you would like an informal chat about how the Harris could help your group call Learning and Access team on 01772 905412.

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