Welcome to volunteering at the Gardens, Libraries, and Museums (GLAM)

We are very grateful to our volunteers, who help to make our spaces and collections more welcoming, interesting, and open to all. Each year, more than 500 volunteers contribute more than 15,000 hours to helping in public-facing and behind-the-scenes roles across the:

  • Ashmolean​​​​​
  • Bate Collection of Musical Instruments
  • Botanic Garden
  • Harcourt Arboretum
  • History of Science Museum
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Pitt Rivers Museum
  • Weston Library

Keep scrolling for more information about our volunteers, what they do, and how you can get involved; plus, have a look at our other webpages by following the links in the boxes at the bottom of the page.




Here at GLAM, we want our volunteers to enjoy sharing their enthusiasm, building their confidence, developing their skills, and meeting new people in an inspiring, supportive environment. 



To give a better sense of who our volunteers are, we asked some of them to choose a favourite object significant to their volunteering and then briefly write about it. Read more by clicking the link below.



Volunteers' favourite objects

How to get involved

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Please note

The Volunteer Service does not organise work experience, work placements, or internships.