Our volunteers provide us with vital support. More than 100 people give up their time to ensure the smooth running of the Museum, from engaging visitors with our Collection to assisting with behind-the-scenes work. 

There are many different ways for you to get involved and gain museum work experience, giving you an insight into museum life. As well as welcoming people at the Information Desk and stewarding the galleries, our volunteers can lead tour groups around the Museum and help out at public events.

Volunteering at the Foundling Museum provides a rewarding and enriching experience for all, and we believe we offer some of the most enjoyable voluntary work in London! We have a friendly, diverse team made up of people of all ages and backgrounds, with differing skills, knowledge and life experiences. Volunteering with us offers an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

We welcome people of all abilities and offer a supportive environment for those with additional needs. You don’t need any experience of working in a museum to join our team, just enthusiasm and commitment. Hours are flexible and we can work around your schedule.

In return for your time we offer an exciting range of benefits including:

  • Reduced entry to partner museums and galleries
  • Group visits to cultural institutions across London
  • Discounts in the Museum Shop
  • Special offers at local restaurants
  • Curator-led exhibition tours
  • Seasonal parties

Please note, we can only accept volunteers who are 16+ and ask for a minimum commitment of four shifts. 

We are not currently accepting work placements or work experience positions until August 2020. 

We are not currently looking for volunteers. Please contact our visitor engagement team at volunteers@foundlingmuseum.org.uk for further details on volunteering in general.