More than 3,500 people are involved in hundreds of projects nationwide. They help conserve our heritage for future generations by stewarding, cataloguing, conserving books, textiles, armour and weaponry in historic houses, libraries and museums.

Heritage volunteers continue working with projects, often without fanfare, but to great effect giving countless hours of “free” time to various organisations. While one project nears completion another starts so these are exciting times.

Heritage Volunteering projects in the North East recently completed or still in progress include work on:

  • Books in the library of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
  • Archive material at the North Yorkshire Records Office, Northallerton
  • Stewarding at Sion Hill, Northallerton
  • The Burton Constable Hall collection, particularly the textiles
  • Archive material at the Hull History Centre
  • Books in the Leeds Library
  • The Burley archives in Burley-in-Wharfedale
  • Books in the Minster library and the Masonic Library in York
  • Cataloguing of various objects in the York Minster collection