Coventry Museums are the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (also known as The Herbert), Coventry Transport Museum and the Lunt Roman Fort in Coventry. They are run by Culture Coventry, a registered charity, and admission is free.
Most volunteers who choose to support the Herbert volunteer front of house in the history or art galleries or with the Learning Team, while others volunteer as Welcome Hosts. A smaller number volunteer behind the scenes with curators, media archives etc. Occasionally throughout the year volunteers may go to The Lunt Roman Fort for one off events.
Opportunities to support temporary exhibitions are advertised in the newsletter.
Volunteer for School Workshops at the Herbert Art Gallery (during School Term only)
Visitor Research Assistant at the Coventry Transport Museum and The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Family Learning Support at the Coventry Transport Museum
Welcome Host at the Coventry Transport Museum
School Helper at the Lunt Roman Fort (March - June, September - November, school term only)
Ground volunteer at the Lunt Roman Fort (March - November)
Learning Activities Assistant - Supporting the Learning Team with the delivery of the February half term activities
Administration Assistant – Front of house team at the Herbert
Transcriber for Irish Hearts Coventry Homes project at the Herbert - help transcribe interviews produced for this exhibition which will be displayed in 2018.
Buses Exhibition Volunteer at the Coventry Transport Museum - help search for stories to share in the exhibition, record interviews and produce short films.
Crafts of the Punjab Exhibition Ambassador at the Herbert - help enhance the visitor experience in this new exhibition in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Early Years Learning Assistant at the Herbert - help run activities for the museum's youngest visitors and create a fun and memorable experience for families.
Why get involved?
How to get involved
In general, volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 3 hours a week over a two to three month period. The Herbert is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday.
Commitment and volunteering times might change with the roles.
Volunteers should be reliable, punctual, and demonstrate a good level of spoken English as some roles will require volunteers to interact with visitors to the gallery.
Prospective volunteers will attend an info session and an interview with the Herbert's volunteer coordinator. All volunteers will be given training suitable to their roles, and will be supervised by members of staff.
Coventry Transport Museum
Volunteer travel expenses are paid by the organisation.
This is an external opportunity
Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.