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About the Herbert

Volunteer

Volunteers make a vital difference to our work and we are extremely grateful to all our volunteers whose time and effort bring so much to the Herbert and its visitors. 


What Do Volunteers Do?

The majority of the Herbert's volunteers work directly with the public welcoming visitors to events, assisting them in our exhibition spaces or helping the learning team with family activities. Other volunteers support the behind the scenes work of our marketing and collections teams. 

 

Who Can Volunteer?

You don't need to have specialist knowledge to volunteer, just an enthusiasm for our work and a willingness to learn new skills and/or working practices. 

Volunteers at the Herbert come from a variety of backgrounds. Our youngest volunteers are 16 and our oldest volunteers are enjoying their retirement years.

The amount of commitment time that we are looking for depends on the volunteer role but is usually flexible.

Role descriptions will identify what skills and qualities are needed. For example volunteers who help us with a public facing role need to enjoy meeting people, have a sense of fun and be interested in the museum, its collections and exhibitions.

 

How to Volunteer

To get involved you will first need to decide what you might like to do. To find out what volunteering opportunities are currently available please have a look at the Current Opportunities section on this page.

If you are interested in any roles please download and complete the Expression of Interest Form and send it to volunteering@culturecoventry.com or post to: Volunteer Coordinator, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP.

 

Current Opportunities

ARTIST ROOMS: ANSELM KIEFER – Visitor Research Assistant (Surveys)

Under the supervision of the Exhibitions and Events Manager and Volunteer Coordinator you will be required to: Research into visitor experience of our ARTIST ROOMS: ANSELM KIEFER exhibition by carrying out face to face surveys. Data input surveys onto iPad or on paper copies.

Find out more.

 

Culture Coventry Events Volunteer

We are looking for reliable and friendly volunteers to help host fun and fascinating occasions.  The Events team help our visitors enjoy exhibitions, collections and experience a broad range of cultural activities.  We need approachable volunteers who are sufficiently knowledgeable about the event site to give directions and to help visitors have fun and great cultural experiences.

Find out more.

 

Early Years Learning Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are keen to gain experience with our youngest visitors (those aged 0-4 years old). As an early years volunteer you will be friendly, energetic, easy to talk to and patient. The Herbert offers a wide range of early years activities that include sensory play sessions and our VERY messy Mini Makers activities. These sessions get incredibly busy and involve a lot of tidying up, but most importantly fun!  

Find out more.

Expression of Interest Form Download

If you would like any more information about volunteering then please contact us at volunteering@culturecoventry.com

 

Take Part in Research

Help us by taking part in our research on Live Streaming. Please fill in this questionnaire and email the completed form to simon.wellman@culturecoventry.com 

Your time and feedback will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Contact us

Email info@culturecoventry.comor call us on 024 7623 7521.

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