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 of, 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.