V Factor

A group photo of some of our V Factor volunteers and organisers

Learn how we care for our collections, and assist our scientists with real collections-based work.

Volunteer support is fundamental to the maintenance, access to and use of the Museum's collections now and long into the future. This is your chance to go from visitor to active volunteer by working alongside Museum scientists on real collections-based tasks. 

The V Factor programme helps to bring our specimens into the twenty-first century and improve their accessibility by preparing collections for digitisation.

Current opportunities

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

Volunteers in action

See our scientists and V Factor volunteers at work in the Specimen Preparation Area of the Darwin Centre Cocoon.