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Volunteering is vital to the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

Engage Volunteer Programme

The Horniman Museum and Gardens welcomes a wide range of people, including many young families, each year. Our Engage volunteers enable visitors to have closer contact with the Museum’s collections through the hands-on displays in Nature Base and the object-handling trolley. Volunteers also help visitors in temporary exhibitions, and in the Gardens during the summer.

All necessary training is given – no prior experience is needed.

Please see the role description below for details.

The next Taster session will be late February/early March. We will update this page with an exact date nearer the time.

For more information about the Engage volunteer programme please contact the Volunteering team at volunteering@horniman.ac.uk. 

Community Engagement Volunteer

We are hoping to build a team of Community Engagement volunteers who can help support the Community Learning Assistant (CLA) and Engagement Coordinator (CEO) on bespoke visits, special projects and events with our community partners as well as our regular programme.

We would like volunteers to support at least one project within a 6 month period.

This is likely to be Monday – Friday and occasional weekends.

Please see the role description below for details.

If you're interested in joining us, complete the application form below and send it to volunteering@horniman.ac.uk.

Currently, there is no deadline for this volunteer role.