Would you like to be part of the Thomas Wolsey 550 celebrations?

The project, working with colleagues at Suffolk Archives The Hold is recruiting and developing a team of volunteers to help deliver the aims of Thomas Wolsey 550 Project. 

Details of how you could become a volunteer

  • Have you ever thought you’d like to be part of something amazing that will make a lasting mark on the town of Ipswich?   
     
  • Could you spare a few hours each month? 
     
  • Would you like to learn new things or meet interesting new people? 
     

If the answer is yes, there’s scope for you to be involved right in the heart of the Thomas Wolsey 550 Project over the next few months. 

The project, working with colleagues at Suffolk Archives The Hold is recruiting and developing a team of volunteers to help deliver the aims of Thomas Wolsey 550 Project. 

With full training and support, local people can get involved in a number of different ways. 

The biggest group of volunteers will help visitors to enjoy both the new exhibition at The Hold and also a travelling exhibition as it features at a range of community events around the town.  

There’s also scope for volunteers to get involved in lots of other Wolsey-themed events and activities over the next year or so including helping on guided walks or taking on specialist roles like admin, gathering feedback or taking photos. 

Cardinal Wolsey’s achievements shaped politics, law and religion – and therefore life – in this country and across Europe. From his early years as the son of a tradesperson and inn keeper to one of the most powerful men in the country, Wolsey’s example shows us that anything is possible for anyone. And 550 years since his birth, that’s the spirit and ambition we want to bring to Ipswich over the next few  months with the help of local volunteers.  

A man dressed in pale blue t-shirt and navy shorts uses a camera to take photos of a group of four people standing in front of a tree and two Tudor beamed buildings.
Volunteer photographer at work on a guided walk.

Project Director Kath Cockshaw said: “Volunteers are at the heart of the Thomas Wolsey 550 Project. I’d like to encourage the widest possible range of people to apply to get involved – lots of our opportunities are at weekends.” 

As well as giving something back to the community, this is a brilliant opportunity for people who want to develop transferable skills and experience for a future career move.  Full training will be given and there is a budget to pay pre-agreed expenses to ensure that everyone who wants to volunteer can do so without being out of pocket.” 

If you would like to know more or get involved as a volunteer with the Thomas Wolsey 550 project please email Rebecca at The Hold via rebecca.harpur@suffolk.gov.uk 

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