Volunteer at the Museums

The Joint Museums Volunteer Service coordinates a large pool of volunteers who help in public-facing and behind-the-scenes roles across the Ashmolean, the History of Science Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the Pitt Rivers Museum. We also coordinate volunteers who help at events at the Botanic Garden, Harcourt Arboretum, and Bate Collection of Musical Instruments. 


We are very grateful to our volunteers, whose vital contributions make a real and valued difference to our work. In return, we hope that volunteers enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and building their confidence and skills in an interesting and supportive environment.

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


Find out more about volunteering with us in the sections below, or...

...find out about volunteering as a guide at the Bodleian Libraries

...to express an interest in volunteering doing practical work at the Botanic Garden and Arboretum, please select 'Practical work at the Garden or Arboretum' as an interest when you join our mailing list.

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