Cultural volunteering at a museum, art gallery, library or botanical garden enables you to engage in niche areas of interest. Whether abstract art is your passion or you’re looking to learn about Ancient Egypt or the Victorians, volunteering is an exciting opportunity to kick-start your learning and meet like-minded people to stimulate and challenge you.
As well as following your interests, you should consider how you’d like to get involved – maybe you’d enjoy telling stories and answering questions as a tour guide at museums, or perhaps you’d prefer getting creative by running activities and workshops for schools visiting art galleries. With such a strong cultural heritage, right across the UK there are hundreds of opportunities to get involved near you.
What sort of roles are available?
If you enjoy interacting and meeting new people, considering adopting a role as a volunteer tour guide. You get to help bring facts to life and have fun whilst doing it.
Most Tour Guides are passionate about a particular topic and will use their knowledge and enthusiasm to give visitors a more informed, exciting visit to a historic or cultural site. As a Tour Guide, you’ll get to explore and engage with an area of interest, whilst giving back to the community. This is also a great learning opportunity, as you’ll get the chance to engage in some interesting conversations and debates with visitors.