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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, the object-handling trolley, and activities in the African Worlds. 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.

If you're interested in joining us, complete the application form below and send it to volunteering@horniman.ac.uk. We’ll get back to you to let you know if we’d like to invite you our Taster Day.

The closing date for this round of applications is Monday 5 January 2015. We will need all Engage applicants to be able to attend the Taster Day training session on Monday 13 January 2015, with a view to starting in the weeks commencing 9 and 16 February 2015.

Please wait for confirmation of your place before you make arrangements to attend the Taster Day.

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