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Room Guide (18 Stafford Terrace)

Would you like to gain experience working in a museum and engaging with the public?

18 Stafford Terrace was the home of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, his wife Marion, their two children and their live-in servants. A late Victorian family home it is preserved almost entirely intact, giving a memorable insight into the lives of the Sambournes and the world in which they lived.

The House Mill Volunteer


House Mill is the largest tidal mill in the world!

The mill dates back to 1776. It is a Grade I listed building, sited on Three Mills Island; a conservation area, it is just south of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and enjoys excellent transport links. We’re only a short walk from Bromley-by-Bow; 20 minutes by tube from Euston Square!

House Mill is open to the public for guided tours every Sunday, and also throughout the year holds events, education, exhibitions, weddings, music nights and gin tastings.

Explainer Volunteer

Join our team at Ranger’s House and enjoy the rewarding experience of sharing the story of this elegant Georgian villa and the Wernher Collection with the public!

The House is full of wonders thanks to its 700 works of art, including early religious paintings and Dutch Old Masters, tiny carved Gothic ivories and fine Renaissance bronze and silver treasures to name a few. With the delights of Greenwich nearby, Ranger’s House makes for an ideal place to meet new people and develop new skills to enhance your CV.

Volunteer Tour Guide


At Oaklands School, we passionately believe that students should be exposed to a wide range of cultural opportunities. Living in Tower Hamlets, one of the most deprived boroughs in the country, many of our students lack the cultural capital of other young people. Many of our students have not been to many museums and therefore part of our enrichment program involves taking them to museums and showing them how to engage with the exhibits.

Volunteer Steward


Bletchley Park, home of the code breakers, is credited with shortening World War 2 by two years breaking the Enigma code. Stewarding here means that you’re on the frontline interacting with our visitors, having exciting conversations about history and code breaking, looking out for our exhibits and protecting valuable collections. Don’t worry about the history – you don’t have to be a code breaker to work here! We’ll give you all the necessary training and support. Just have an enthusiasm for people, a friendly approach and interest in what happened here during WW 2.

Room Steward


Do you have a passion for literature, history and a love of working with people?

Are you looking to gain experience in the Heritage or Museum sector?

The Charles Dickens Museum in London is seeking enthusiastic and reliable room stewards to enhance the visitors experience by directing visitors around the museum where appropriate, ensuring vigilance at all times with regard to the safety of visitors and collections and answering any questions that the visitors have about the collection or operational aspects of the museum where appropriate.

Reception Duties/Gallery Steward Volunteer


Our team of volunteers are a huge part of the Foundling Museum, having being instrumental in establishing the Museum prior to its opening in 2004 and continuing to contribute to its success today. We pride ourselves on welcoming a diverse range of individuals who choose to share their time and expertise with us. The Museum could not function without them.

Outdoor Explainer Volunteer

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to support the outdoor team at Kenwood House in ensuring all visitors have an enjoyable and safe visit.

Based outside, in the immediate vicinity of Kenwood House you will:

• Provide a physical presence to all those using the grounds closest to Kenwood House, helping to preserve and protect the building and the Estate

• Be a friendly point of contact to those outside, answering questions and providing directions to parts of the estate

Events Assistant


We are looking for reliable and friendly volunteers to help set up and welcome visitors at the Library’s programmed events which usually take place on weekday evenings, although there are some daytime and weekend events. The Library has a varied programme of events including: Film screenings, Exhibition views, Book launches, Public lectures, Fundraising events, Workshops and Open House.

Winter Exhibition Shop Volunteer

Application deadline: 
Thursday, 31 January 2019

Everyone loves an exhibition souvenir don’t they? Our Winter Exhibition Shop Volunteers offer this vital service for all visitors to Osterley House. They love telling the stories of the special pieces and how they link to the exhibition.

Front of House Volunteer


Are you up for being involved in London’s most exciting new arts venue?

Shoreditch Town Hall is looking for volunteers to get involved in a range of activities. Whether it be as an usher in our current season of artistic work, serving tea and coffee at events or distributing leaflets, your interests and skills are incredibly important to us.

Front-of-House Volunteer

Our front-of-house volunteers are the public face of Benjamin Franklin House - from running our Box Office and Shop to leading tours of the House for our visitors - and assist us for 1 day per week.

Our front-of-house volunteers also assist the House management team in a variety of areas including marketing, organisation of public events, and general maintenance.



Love historic houses’ Opening to the public this summer, Turner’s House in Twickenham was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner, working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself. This is a great opportunity to be involved with the opening of a historic house and gain experience in the culture and heritage sector.

Front of House Volunteer


London Canal Museum is dedicated to educating and inspiring our visitors with the history of London’s canals – how they’ve shaped London’s development, the ordinary people that lived and worked on them, as well as the entrepreneurs who profited from them. We want to pass on the heritage of the canals so that future generations can learn about London’s industrial and social past.

Volunteer Ranger

Rangers love the countryside and being out in the fresh air, so they know what our outdoor visitors need. They’re great at taking care of the wildlife and stunning landscapes of Osterley, for ever, for everyone.

By getting involved, you could?

* Feel the wind in your hair, and get a tan without trying

* Help look after important landscapes for future generations

* Use your passion for the outdoors and share your knowledge with visitors

Learning Team Volunteers

Our learning team volunteers bring history to life for visitors to Kenwood House. We need your help to support and lead activity sessions for children, young families and school groups.

Are you interested in gaining some new skills and meeting new people in one of London’s hidden gems’ Kenwood House is set on the edge of Hampstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens. The House enjoys breath-taking interiors, a stunning art collection and period gardens which are free to the public to enjoy.

Education Assistants

The Ragged School Museum is offering an exciting opportunity to join their successful Education Team. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills to help deliver educational sessions to visiting primary schools. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with children or if you want to work in the museum/heritage sector. Volunteers will need to commit to one day a week (10.15am to 1.15pm) for an ongoing period (Monday or Friday only).

Gallery Steward


Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-gothic mansion on London’s Victoria Embankment, owned and run by The Bulldog Trust. The building is transformed into an exhibition venue for three months each year and we rely on our fantastic team of friendly and dedicated volunteers to make our exhibitions a success.

Volunteer Photographer


We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to photograph some of the Library’s event programme, as well as items from our collection as required.

Front of House Volunteer

Handel & Hendrix in London is committed to promote knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of Handel and Hendrix and their music to as wide a public audience as possible. We strive to inspire, educate and inform through the interpretation of the Georgian house at 25 Brook Street, where Handel lived and composed for 36 years, through live music performances, educational and outreach activities and collecting, exhibiting and interpreting objects related to Handel’s life and works.

Museum Assistant

Featuring over 12,000 original items from the unique Robert Opie Collection, discover how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising - and how we evolved with them. The history of consumer culture is revealed decade by decade in our ?time tunnel?, from the naive charm of the Victorian era to the sophistication of today.

Volunteer Room Guide

Volunteer Room Guide - Osterley Park and House 2017

If only these walls could talk! That’s why our volunteer room guides make such a difference. They’re passionate about family stories, art and interiors, and love making people feel at home. They know all the must-see spots, and help us to share the ways we’re looking after them.

By getting involved, you could

* Get to know Osterley Park by heart and learn its secrets

* Use your people skills to welcome and inspire visitors from all over the world

Tour Guide


We’re looking for enthusiastic, confident and friendly volunteers to guide tours around the Wiener Library. If you’re looking to develop your confidence, public speaking skills and knowledge of the subject matter, the volunteering as a Tour Guide is for you.

Email for more information!

Schools, Families or Public Programmes Volunteer

Application deadline: 
Friday, 30 November 2018

The opportunity is open to everyone aged 18 and over interested in gaining experience in the museum sector and learning more about the National Army Museum