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Volunteer at The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid)

Volunteer with a team that puts women’s rights and welfare at the front of its service. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life and working backgrounds. There’s lots of ways to get involved with our work - from play sessions and group work facilitation to greeting visitors at the Pankhurst Museum. Take a look at what’s available and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch to see how you can get involved. 

Email all applications to Volunteer Coordinator on

Please note that we receive high numbers of applications - it can take 6-8 weeks to respond to requests.  Please bear with us.



  • Heritage Volunteers

    Our Heritage Volunteers help to provide visitors to the Pankhurst Centre with an inspiring and informative insight to our building - the birthplace of the Suffragette Movement. Volunteers also help with events, admin and workshops. You don't need to have any previous knowledge, but if you have an interest or passion for the history of the Suffragettes, you may love volunteering with our Heritage team. 


    Step 1 - complete our application form and email it to at least 1 day before your taster session.




    Step 2 

    We have 2 hour taster sessions where you shadow a museum volunteer and after the session we will book a full induction with the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss your availability and any other roles you may be interested in.


    Please sign up for a session

    Taster Sessions January 2019:

    Taster Sessions February 2019:

  • Download our Volunteer form and email it to

    Volunteer Counsellors

    Due to high demand for this volunteer placement role, we recruit twice a year. 

    All our counsellors are required to have their own insurance and to be studying to at least MA level.

    Applications are now closed and will reopen later in the year.

    Drop In Volunteers - Role Details Above

    Supporting the weekly Women's Drop In social group, by setting up,  facilitating activities and advice clinics and providing a safe space for all women.

    Garden Volunteers - Role Details Above

    The Pankhurst Centre provides a therapeutic space for service users in its private gardens. We welcome volunteers to help maintain the garden and help its general upkeep. If you're green fingered with time to spare, we'd love to have you in our gardening team. 

    Do you want to volunteer your time another way?

    If these roles don’t fit within your skill set, we always welcome volunteers in other areas. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Esther Lisk-Carew.

    Download our Volunteer form and email it to

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