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Volunteering is vital to the Horniman Museum and Gardens

Along with a supportive learning environment, we offer the chance to take part in important pieces of work at the Museum, while gaining and insight into the management of a large collection and busy public programme.

Due to high demand for volunteering we can only accept applications for roles listed on this page.

Aquarium Volunteer

The busy Horniman Aquarium has 15 exhibits focusing on different geographical aquatic habitats containing species of flora and fauna correct to the location. Our aim is to inspire and amaze our visitors while providing education on every level, creating and maintaining exhibits to high very standard of practice. The team is looking to involve a number of volunteers who have a keen interest in aquatic life and in this area of the Museum’s work. We are particularly looking for volunteers who are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays.

Please see the role description below for details:

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to volunteering@horniman.ac.uk by *extended deadline: 5pm Monday 25th September 2017*.

Saturday Gardening Club Volunteers

The Horniman’s Saturday Gardening Club takes place once a month on a Saturday morning, focussing on a range of tasks in the Horniman Gardens.  It’s a great way to get outside, meet new people and support the museum. We are looking to recruit a number of new volunteers to join the team.

Please see the role description below for details:

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to volunteering@horniman.ac.uk by 5pm Wednesday 27 September 2017. If your application matches the requirements of the role, you will be asked to attend the next Saturday Gardening Club session on Saturday 30 September for a short informal interview with the Head of Horticulture.