Along with a supportive learning environment, we offer the chance to gain new skills and experience or simply to do something you enjoy.
This is a regular, visitor-facing role in our Natural History and World galleries helping to bring our displays and objects to life and enabling visitors to have a richer, more hands-on experience. An Engage volunteer shift also involves helping visitors understand the behaviour of insects in the Butterfly House and, with further training, marine life in the Aquarium.
We are looking for people with good spoken English, a friendly manner and willingness to learn. See the attached role description for more details and how to apply.
Exhibition engagement volunteer
From December, the Horniman will be displaying a new exhibition call Hair, Untold Stories.
Hair is so familiar to us that we rarely stop to think about what an extraordinary fibre it is. The exhibition will reveal unexpected stories about hair, from personal stories in south London salons to tales of global hair trade networks. Through our collections we will explore how hair has been used in ingenious ways across the world for making things like jewellery, clothing and rope.
Hair is also one of the defining features of mammals, so as part of the exhibition there will be a chance for visitors to explore the varied textures of mammal hair and for this we are seeking some volunteers to engage with visitors on a touch table.
See the attached role description for more details and how to apply.