How it Works

Each year, more than 500 volunteers give more than 20,000 hours to supporting the Ashmolean, the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum, the History of Science Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Pitt Rivers Museum, and the Weston Library. All of this activity is facilitated by the Joint Museums Volunteer Service.

The Volunteer Service has a mailing list, which potential volunteers can join throughout the year, to hear about new opportunities as and when they arise. We also advertise new opportunities on our ‘Recruiting Now’ page.

For more infomation, see the diagram below, which summarises the steps to becoming a volunteer. (Click on the image for a larger version.)

For more information about the types of roles volunteers do, please see ‘About our Roles’.

For frequently asked questions, please see ‘Practical Information’.

Please note: the Volunteer Service does not organise work experience, work placements, or internships.
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