Volunteer with us

We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our new volunteering programme

A group of 7 adults wearing grey NPG volunteer t-shirts, standing in a gallery room

Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills, give something back and explore new horizons while contributing to the work we do.

If you are over 16 and curious about what goes on behind the scenes in an art gallery we would love to hear from you. We offer opportunities in a range of departments and you do not need any particular experience or qualifications to apply.

We also run a structured work experience programme for pupils from state funded schools twice a year.

Watch our film to hear from our amazing volunteers and their experiences of volunteering at the National Portrait Gallery:


Schools Volunteers

Find out how Schools Volunteers have been supporting the Gallery’s artist educators to deliver our schools outreach programme

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Schools Volunteers