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Coventry Museums

Photograph of the Herbert Art Gallery

Volunteering Opportunities

Many volunteers who choose to support the Herbert or the Transport Museum help in the galleries or with the learning team. Others volunteer behind the scenes with curatorial, marketing and archive staff. Occasionally volunteers may go to the Lunt Roman Fort for one off events

The Herbert Art Gallery, Lunt Roman Fort and Coventry Transport Museum make up Culture Coventry.

Opportunities to support temporary exhibitions are advertised in the newsletter.

Ongoing opportunities:

Volunteer for School Workshops at the Herbert Art Gallery (during School Term only)

Visitor Research Assistant (Surveys) 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

Events Volunteer at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry Transport Museum, Old Grammar School or Lunt Roman Fort

Latest roles:

Virtual Reality Assistant - Supporting the front of house team with the delivery of the Heritage Storeys virtual reality experience (From Oct - Nov 2019)

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.

How to get involved

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or call 024 7623 7549

This project is not managed by Warwick Volunteers
Time Commitment

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 or Transport Museum's volunteer coordinator. All volunteers will be given training suitable to their roles, and will be supervised by members of staff.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well
The Lunt Roman Fort

Coventry Road,

Coventry Transport Museum
Millennium Place,
Hales Street,

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.