Museum of Oxford

The Museum of Oxford is the only museum in Oxford to tell the stories of the people who live in the city. We are currently undergoing a redevelopment project to transform the museum space, and we need your help more than ever.


We’re on the lookout for people to help us as we prepare to open our new space in 2021. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and aim to provide rewarding and enriching experiences for all. We offer flexible commitment to suit your schedule: you decide what you would like to give your time towards.

We offer a range of opportunities both inside the Museum space and outside with the wider community; remotely and in-person; public-facing; and behind-the-scenes.

Museum space in progress, February 2021

There are many benefits to volunteering with us. As a volunteer you can:

  • Learn about the Museum, our collection, and the history of Oxford and its people
  • Gain new skills for your CV
  • Make use of your talents
  • Make friends and meet fascinating people
  • Share your passion and enthusiasm with the public
  • Be part of a friendly team
  • Access exclusive events and training for volunteers
  • Discounts on talks, tours and in the shop

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Current opportunities: 

 - Bloggers 

- Digital Marketers 

- Youth Panel (for those aged 16-30)


Want to find out more about volunteering in-person later in 2021? Read more about the Welcoming role.


Do you have a question about volunteering for the Museum of Oxford? Have a look at these Frequently Asked Questions

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