It’s not often you can make a difference to history – but our Priory volunteers do just that!

Group of volunteers

Volunteers contribute to The Priory in all sorts of ways; getting stuck in in the garden, supporting our schools programme, bringing the site alive for visitors and helping out at our special events.

We’re always keen to welcome new skills and new ideas. You can volunteer regularly or just for one offs – so if you can spare some time we’d love to hear from you.

All our volunteers are given training and ongoing support and it’s a great way to meet people, learn more about local history and make a real contribution to this very special place.


Volunteers at craft sale

For further info or just to find out a bit more, please contact our volunteer co-ordinator Kirsty at birkenheadprioryvolunteers@gmail.com

This is what our volunteers have to say about volunteering here……

Elaine on a bus

“ The Volunteers are a great team and we all seem to gain personal satisfaction assisting the Wirral Staff Members. I am proud to be a member of the team and look forward to meeting many more visitors to the Priory.”


“The Priory is the essence of Birkenhead history, volunteering just a few hours a week has given me back the confidence & self-esteem I had lost in recent years and filled me with renewed interest in the history of my birth town. I am learning more and more about the history of this amazing site and look forward to passing on this information and welcoming all visitors & volunteers in the future.”

” I came upon an appeal for Priory Volunteers, subsequent to the renovation work being carried out as a result of the Lottery Heritage Fund. This was a win win situation! Not only was I able to join a team of people who all had various qualities and knowledge to contribute, but I was able to pursue my personal local history study from the inside.”

Phil Hales has made a Map of the Wirral Peninsula to share with visitors:

“Once you have explored the Priory (birthplace of the town of Birkenhead) then why not discover the rest of the Wirral Peninsula?.

All the places marked on the map have information at their site about the area, there is much more to explore on Wirral, this is just to get you started, as a visitor you will need to come back again as there is too much to explore and see in one visit.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful and diverse peninsula.”

Phil Hales, Priory volunteer and Wirral Ambassador.

Volunteering application

You can apply for a volunteer position please email info@thebirkenheadpriory.org