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Volunteering is vital to the Horniman Museum and Gardens

Engage Volunteers

The Horniman welcomes a wide range of people, including young families, to the museum each year. Engage Volunteers help bring our objects and displays to life and enable visitors to have richer, more hands-on experiences at the Horniman. Engage volunteers provide live interpretation in our Nature base, Butterfly House and Animal Walk. They enable visitors to learn through touching real museum objects.

Family Learning Volunteers

Family learning volunteers support our family learning team to deliver a number of sessions across the week and throughout the school holidays. These include our busy bees storytelling, pond dipping and minibeast sessions, as well as many more.

Current Vacancies 

Due to a high level of interest in volunteering, we can only accept applications for roles listed here.

Engage Volunteer

A regular, visitor-facing role in the galleries and butterfly house helping to bring our objects and displays to life and enabling visitors to have richer, more hands-on experiences at the museum. Good spoken English and people skills are required, but all necessary training is provided in other areas.

Download the role description here

Download the application form here