Along with a supportive learning environment, we offer the chance to gain new skills and experience or simply to do something you enjoy.
Outdoor Learning Volunteer
The Horniman is planning new resources for outdoor learning for visiting school groups and we are looking for volunteers to help us trial them.
This role would involve helping the Schools Learning Officers with activities such as pond dipping and minibeast hunting with children of nursery and primary school age. Another task would be distributing and explaining resources for self-led school groups and handing out questionnaires to teachers so that we can evaluate these new activities.
See the role description for more detail and how to apply.
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 a willingness to learn. See the role description below for more details and how to apply.
Music Performance Welcomer
Once a month on Thursdays, the Horniman hosts short performances by one or two musicians in our regular offer called ‘Hear it Live!’. We are looking for a couple of volunteers to assist with the setup of the performance space and to welcome those who have come to hear the musician. You would also be able to enjoy the performances, yourself.
See the role description below for more details and how to apply.
Family Activity Volunteer
Every Saturday afternoon, the Horniman will be providing free drop-in craft activities for families. We are seeking a small team of volunteers who will work in pairs every third Saturday to welcome families, distribute materials and manage the activity room.
See the role description for more details and how to apply.