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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 to our next Taster Day.

Our next Taster Days will take place on Tuesday 21 April (application deadline of 13 April) and Saturday 16 May (application deadline of 7 May). Please indicate in your application which Taster Day you are available for, and wait for confirmation of your place before you make arrangements to attend.

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