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Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

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

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.

Some of our opportunities are exclusively for young people aged 16 - 25 and offer a short-term commitment. You will see these marked as Youth Volunteering.

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

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