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Volunteering is vital to the Horniman Museum and Gardens

Along with a supportive learning environment, we offer the chance to take part in important pieces of work at the Horniman while gaining insight into the management of a large collection and busy public programme.

Due to high demand for volunteering we can only accept applications for roles listed on this page. 

  • Annual Volunteer Celebration, Celebrating our volunteers at an Annual Celebration event
    Celebrating our volunteers at an Annual Celebration event

Aquarium Volunteer

The busy Horniman Aquarium has 15 exhibits focusing on different geographical aquatic habitats containing species of flora and fauna correct to the location. Our aim is to inspire and amaze our visitors while providing education on every level, creating and maintaining exhibits to a very high standard of practice.

The team is looking to involve a number of volunteers who have a keen interest in aquatic life and in this area of the Museum’s work. We are looking for a volunteer to come any day of the week, although for the first few weeks you will be required to volunteer on a weekday. Trial sessions will take place on 13, 14 or 15 March. 

Please see the role description below for details:

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to volunteering@horniman.ac.uk by 10am Friday 22 February 2019.

We are looking for a volunteer to come in any day of the week, although for the first few weeks you will be required to volunteer on a weekday. Trial sessions for this role will take place on 13, 14 or 15 March.