Behind the Seen

A volunteer examining bird skins at the Museum in Tring

Gain hands-on experience behind the scenes in our science departments, working with our collection of more than 80 million specimens, or assisting with developing our special exhibitions.

You need to be aged 18 or over and share our passion to explore, protect and promote the diversity of the natural world. To get the most out of your placement we recommend volunteers attend one day per week for at least six months.

Current opportunities

Opportunities for Behind the Seen volunteers will be advertised through our Search opportunities portal when available. If no opportunities are currently shown, then please register for relevant alerts.