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 below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to: Volunteer Coordinator, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP.
'2 Tone:Lives & Legacies' Visitor Monitor
Are you a fan of 2 Tone music and fashion? Do you enjoy meeting and greeting members of the public? Would you like to volunteer in a busy local museum? Then why not join us as an Exhibition Visitor Monitor.
If you are interested in this role or have questions, please contact Rupert Hedley: 024 76237 549 or email: email@example.com
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.
If you would like to be considered for this unique volunteering opportunity, please contact Rupert Hedley: 024 76237 549 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like any more information about volunteering then please contact us at email@example.com