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Volunteering

If you enjoying working with people, want to keep learning, or are looking to give something back, then Volunteering at Dulwich Picture Gallery is for you. There are many kinds of volunteering roles at the Gallery where you can get involved; Volunteering at is a rewarding, enjoyable and sociable experience.

Please have a look at the specific positions below and to register your interest please email volunteering@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Pavilion Volunteers

This summer, the Dulwich Pavilion returns with The Colour Palace, created by Pricegore architects and designer Yinka Ilori. We are looking for volunteers to be part of this exciting moment for the Gallery by supporting our busy Pavilion programme. This programme includes, talks, Lates, workshops and performances for all ages.

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If you are interested, please complete a Volunteer Registration form and send it to: Operations Department, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road SE21 7AD or by email: volunteering@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

 

Learning Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to support Dulwich Picture Gallery’s learning programmes. Our inclusive learning programmes cater for audiences of all ages from 0 to 100 years old, inviting people to unlock the stories behind paintings and find personal connections with the collection and temporary exhibitions.

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If you are interested, please complete a Volunteer Registration form and send it to: Operations Department, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road SE21 7AD or by email: volunteering@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

 

Welcome Host

We're looking for friendly and enthusiastic people to join our team in providing a great welcome for visitors to Dulwich Picture Gallery. Welcoming a varied audience you’ll go the extra mile to make visits enjoyable and informative.

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If you are interested, please complete a Volunteer Registration form and send it to: Operations Team, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road SE21 7AD or by email: volunteering@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Site Volunteers

We're looking for enthusiastic individuals to help out at the Gallery over spring/summer 2019, supporting the busy day to day running of the site, comprising the main Grade II listed Gallery, staff offices and tranquil public grounds. We are anticipating an increase in visitor numbers to the site during this period, when the Dulwich Pavilion returns with The Colour Palace, a temporary outdoor welcome space which is free and open to all.
Site and Garden volunteers will work with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic Operations team to assist in several areas across the Gallery, offices and gardens. Every day can be different and bring new challenges.

What you can expect to do to in the role:
• Maintain Site presentation standards
• General handyman jobs
• Portering
• Help the team set up for events
• Light gardening- pruning and planting

You don’t need to have volunteered with us before, and appropriate training will be provided.

How to apply

Download the volunteer application form

Download the Site Volunteer description

If you are interested, please complete a Volunteer Registration form and send it to: Adult Learning Programme, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road SE21 7AD or by email to volunteering@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Volunteer FAQs

Do you have to have volunteered or worked at a museum or Gallery before volunteering at Dulwich Picture Gallery?

No previous experience is necessary for any of our volunteer roles. Our induction and specific training will cover everything you need to feel confident doing the role.

Can I apply for more than one volunteer role?

Yes absolutely, you can apply for as many roles as you like

Which Departments can I volunteer with?

We offer volunteering roles across the Gallery. All our opportunities are listed on our website. Please check the volunteering page as these are regularly updated with new volunteer opportunities

Do I have to have any formal qualifications in order to volunteer at the Gallery?

Everyone is welcome to apply to volunteer. There are no qualifications required. On-going training, support and supervision will be available from staff throughout your volunteering experience.

Is there a minimum requirement in terms of length of volunteering?

There is no minimum requirement in terms of length. Each role lists the commitment required.

When can I volunteer?

You can volunteer on any day of the week. In particular we are looking for volunteers who can support at the weekends, evenings and in school holidays.

Do I need a Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check to volunteer with you?

No DBS check required in order to volunteer at the Gallery

When can I expect to hear back from you with regards to my volunteer application?

We aim to respond to applications within 21 working days.

Can I volunteer at the Gallery if I am under 18?

Aged 14-21? You're welcome to join our Youth Volunteer Interpretation Programme. As a young volunteer you will get the opportunity to work with our curators, explore new ways of talking about our Collection, and develop new programmes and activities for young people. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm to get involved. For more information please contact creatives@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Do you offer work experience?

We have a structured work placement programme developed with key local schools and universities. Unfortunately we cannot support any other work placement enquiries at the moment.