Volunteering

Our volunteers are vital to our work and mission

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Watch the video to see what some of our volunteers have to say.

Our volunteers are involved across the Museum; in the galleries with the Learning Volunteer Team and behind-the-scenes in the Behind the Seen volunteers team.

All our volunteer opportunities are advertised online and you can apply for any suitable vacancies using our online recruitment website.

Search and apply for volunteer vacancies

Volunteer at Butterfly Explorers

Butterfly Explorers volunteer

Volunteering and internships are for adults aged 18 or over. Our volunteer opportunities are usually based on 1 day per week for a minimum of 4 months

Volunteering is designed to be mutually beneficial to both the volunteer and the Museum. We aim to provide rewarding and enriching experiences for those taking part. 

Relevant training opportunities are outlined in each volunteer project or opportunity and all necessary role-related training will be provided at the Museum.

We recognise the significant contribution made by Museum volunteers and interns and we have an enrichment programme that involves training and social events too.

Find out about Museum benefits and expenses

  • Behind the seen volunteer
    Behind the Seen volunteers

    Discover which Museum departments you can volunteer in behind the scenes as a Behind the Seen volunteer and what's involved.

  • Bryozoa colony
    V Factor

    V Factor is a volunteer project offering you the chance to assist Museum scientists with real work on our collections.

  • Learning volunteer team
    Learning Volunteers

    Find out about the crucial role Learning Volunteers play in enhancing visitor experience in the Museum's galleries.

  • Marketing intern Rebecca Wright
    Internships

    We offer a small number of internships at the Museum every year. Find out how it works.

  • May Webber on work experience
    Work experience

    Learn about the work experience opportunities available at the Museum and when and how to apply.

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Meet our volunteers

Read some of their success stories and get news of key events in the volunteer calendar in the Museum's quarterly newsletters.

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