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Our volunteers are vital in supporting the Museum's work. Sign up to our volunteering mailing list to be notified when opportunities become available.

More than 500 people donate their time to engage visitors in our galleries and support our scientists and collections.  Our volunteering, internship and work experience programmes are designed to inspire and benefit those taking part as much as they support the Museum. All opportunities have flexible commitment requirements and aim to provide a rewarding and enriching experience for all.

The Museum wants to help individuals develop new skills through volunteering, improving their career prospects and developing the vision of a future where both people and the planet thrive.  We aim to engage the widest possible audience and involve volunteers in our mission in creating advocates for the planet.  Volunteers in turn make a real difference to the Museum, investing their time, energy and talent in us

Update August 2023: We continue to actively investigate opportunities that we may be able to offer but we cannot guarantee a placement within a specified timeframe.   We welcome your registrations in the meantime and will keep you updated with any activities that are forthcoming.    

Work Experience Autumn 2023:  We are currently inviting registrations for work experience placements from 2 October to 27 October 2023 for students aged 14-18.  If you are seeking a work experience placement, please complete an initial application as indicated below to register your interest.  We will follow up with you directly and arrange for you to share your areas of interest.  Unfortunately, due to the high number of registrations we receive it is unlikely that we will be able to place everyone.  

Please click on the 'Fill in an application' button to sign up. Please note, we only collection information that enables us to identify opportunities of interest for you.  Keep a record of the username and password you create as you will need these to log in and apply for advertised roles.  Applications close Friday 15 September.


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