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Museum of Brands
Just around the corner from the world-famous Portobello Road Market stands a treasure trove of retro design and memories. The objectives of the charity are to educate the public on design and in particular to the subjects of advertising and packaging and their history by establishing and maintaining a museum to be open to the public for displaying exhibitions.

The Museum of Brands is a popular friendly museum of consumer culture located in West London. Our volunteer Museum Assistants help us to run the museum on a day-to-day basis, providing a warm welcome to our customers and playing an essential part in our activities. Volunteers will be museum ambassadors for this exciting, lively, and engaging museum.

  • Welcoming customers, engaging with them and providing information about the museum and its collection.
  • Helping visitors to discover more about the Museum, assisting with interpretation, e.g. answering questions, handing out children's quizzes and trails and leaflets
  • Assisting in admissions, for both the general public, and booked educational groups
  • Gathering and processing customer information.
  • Be an advocate for the work of the Museum of Brands
  • Conducting online research, and building contact lists
  • Supporting our marketing assistant through producing social media content and assisting in campaigns
  • Helping to promote the Museum in the local area. 
Who will the volunteers be working with?
Directly managed by the Museum Manager and the Volunteer Coordinator. The volunteer will be working with the whole team.
Full training is provided, the first two shifts follow a formal induction process where all aspects of the role are covered. Volunteers will be paired up with more experienced volunteers for subsequent shifts to support ongoing development.

Time commitment

Minimum commitment of 3 months. Volunteers can work throughout the week.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.