Our volunteers are vital in supporting the Museum's work. We have a range of exciting opportunities for you to get involved both with the public and behind the scenes.
More than 500 people donate their time to engage visitors in our galleries and support our scientists and the 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.
Behind the Seen
Do you want to know what type of roles are available with our science collections? Behind the Seen gives you an opportunity to support our vision of a future where both people and the planet thrive.
Make the leap from visitor to volunteer by working alongside our scientists on collections-based tasks. Help bring our specimens into the twenty-first century and improve their accessibility.
Learning Volunteer programme
Uncover stories of the natural world by interacting with visitors in the Museum's iconic galleries. Share your knowledge through hands-on interactions with real specimens.
Wildlife Garden Volunteering
Be part of the team responsible for managing the Museum's amazing garden as you learn more about nature and gain confidence and practical skills in gardening for wildlife.
Are you in Year 10 and up to 18 years old? Do you want to pursue a career in science, history or museum work? Spend one week away from the classroom learning about a specific job or area of museum work.