Volunteering in London museums– Looking for a volunteering experience in the field of art and culture? London, with its many museums, offers the opportunity, for those who have the requisites, to live an educational experience in one of the most stimulating capitals of Europe.
The Charles Dickens Museum
Activities: room assistant with surveillance functions, contact with visitors, support in educational programs and activities with schools. The knowledge of the life and works of Charles Dickens is fundamental. These Positions are unpaid but basic travel expenses will be covered.
London Transport Museum
Activities: both structured tasks (museum tour guide, collection cataloguing activities, help in the museum library, etc.) and support activities for specific projects and events organized with the public.
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Activities: online research, construction of contact lists, collaboration in marketing campaigns, sale in the museum shop or in the bar, etc. Good command of the English language, skills in the use of the internet and knowledge of social networks are required. “We do not offer short work placements, however, we strongly encourage younger students to gain experience with us by applying for volunteering (minimum three months for four hours per week). Weekend volunteering is available to help fit round school and college commitments”.
Museum of London
Activities: animation and assistance for activities with children and families, support for the events organized by the museum, assistance for LAARC (London Archaeological Archive and Research Center) projects, cataloguing, monitoring, repackaging and arrangement of archaeological finds.
Natural History Museum
Activities: cataloguing, maintenance, monitoring and arrangement of the different specimens within the collections (70 million pieces); for this program a specific interest in natural sciences is required (botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology, zoology); Wildlife Garden, with activities open to the public, to illustrate the wildlife present in the city of London, but also with activities in non-scientific areas (communication, organization of exhibitions, the cataloging of the library and archives, the cataloguing of collections).
Activities: roles and tasks quite differentiated on specific collections or projects put on site, but also in structured activities within the different areas of the museum. No specific knowledge of the museum is required and you sign up for a special email list to be notified of any opportunities.
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Activities: fundraising, organization and cataloguing of collections, support for organized events, up to simple building maintenance.
There is no stipend, salary nor payment offered for these volunteering opportunities.
For more information about the activities and the benefits see the contact details and visit the relative websites (scroll down see below).
Everyone can apply, but remember that the experience does not seem to be paid and therefore we invite you to apply, only if you have funding grants.
This opportunity is usually always available
- The Charles Dickens Museum (Website Dickens museum
- London Transport Museum (London transport museum – Website
- Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising (Museum of brands – website)
- Museum of London (Museum of London – website)
- Natural History Museum (Natural history Museum – website)
- Science Museum (Science Museum – website)
- Cinema Museum (Cinema Museum – Website)
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Hi I have just finished my A level studies and I was wondering what is required of me so that I can volunteer here to boost my experience within the field