Volunteers from our summer 2015 exhibition
Volunteering and Placements
Volunteers and students placements contribute in a variety of ways to the work of the Society and our success, and we could not achieve what we do without them.
Volunteering at the Society
Our volunteer roles offer the chance to gain new skills, knowledge, and experience. Volunteer opportunities will range in time span, from short-term to long-term projects and can fit around people’s ongoing commitments. A variety of roles become available in the Library and Museum, or for special projects like exhibitions and events.
In 2014, our volunteers were joint recipients of the Marsh Trust Award for Volunteers in Museum Learning in the London region for their contributions to our Portraying the Past exhibition, especially for creating a wonderful experience for our visitors.
We not currently recruiting for specific volunteer roles.
Volunteer Testimonials (2015)
Student Placements and Internships
The Society has hosted placements and volunteer internships from the University of York, University of Aberystwyth, University of Oxford, University of Sussex and others. We have also hosted sixth form student placements through the Lord Mayor's Cultural Scholarship Scheme. Our placement opportunities give students the chance to gain hands-on experience working with collections or helping with business operations across other areas of the organisation, and to develop their confidence and knowledge in a professional setting.
We welcome enquiries from universities who would like to partner with us on student placements or volunteer internship programmes, or from students who are interested in finding out about placement and voluntary internship opportunities with us.
Enquiries to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not currently recruiting, but please get in touch if you would like to discuss future opportunities.
“…[It was] such a wonderful learning experience and a whole lot of fun!”
“My time at the Society was interesting, satisfying and thoroughly rewarding. I feel that I have contributed to a worthwhile project whilst gaining useful insights, contacts and experience…”
“Not only did I have the opportunity to chat with staff and fellows (including one whose works I have used during my studies) but I also got to attend interesting lectures…”