The Volunteer Service

The Oxford University Museums and Collections are proud of their role in "promoting a tolerant and diverse society"...

What's it like explaining how worms age to visitors at one of our Super Science Saturday events?

In January, volunteer Holly helped with the first in a new series of Touch Tours: part of the project, 'Sensing Culture: Revealing the Oxford University Museums for the Blind and Partially Sighted' 

Volunteers recently joined museum and department staff for a new family event. From maps to minerals and earthquakes to earthworms, there was plenty to discover!

Find out what volunteers have been getting up to in the past few months...


The Volunteer Service supports volunteers across the seven Oxford University Museums and Collections. We are very grateful to our volunteers, whose vital contributions make a real and valued difference to our work.

Most volunteers work with the public: from helping with family friendly activities to manning the information desk, and from stewarding late-night events to delivering introductory tours.

A small number of volunteers help in other areas of the collections: assisting curatorial, administrative, or education staff in a more behind-the-scenes capacity.

Volunteering can be a great way to build skills and confidence. You don't need specialist knowledge to volunteer; what you will need is an enthusiasm for the collections and a willingness to get stuck in!

To register your interest in volunteering and hear about upcoming opportunities, fill in the form here.

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