Museum of Oxford volunteer shortlisted for national award

Published: Friday, 24th March 2017

A local volunteer at the Museum of Oxford has been shortlisted in the Volunteer of the Year category at the Museums and Heritage Awards.

19-year-old Aaron Lee of Rose Hill has been shortlisted at the museum equivalent of the Oscars for his services to the museum since 2015.

Aaron Lee, said: "I have volunteered with the Museum of Oxford because I see it as a meaningful and rewarding way of giving back to the city I love. In doing this I have not only enjoyed the confidence of which volunteering brings me but also the wonderful friendship forged with other young volunteers like myself, older volunteers with many a story to tell and the staff who always make working with them fun."

Taking place on 17 May in London, the Museums and Heritage Awards will recognise projects of excellence, innovative and ground-breaking exhibitions from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and Europe. The glitzy celebration in the Historic Staterooms of London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue will be hosted by comedian Ian Moore.

Cllr Christine Simm, board member for culture and communities at Oxford City Council, added: “I am delighted that Aaron has been shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year. He has dedicated countless hours to enhance local culture since 2015, even while studying for his A-Levels.

“His commitment and enthusiasm for volunteering at the Museum of Oxford is incredible and the support he has offered at events and various family activities is exactly what we hope to inspire more young, local people to do.”