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Volunteering with Sir John Soane’s Museum

At Sir John Soane’s Museum we are extremely grateful to our wonderful volunteers for sharing their time, passion and inspiration with us.

Volunteering with us is an opportunity to learn and to deeply enjoy our Museum and collection. Our volunteers contribute their time, sharing their enthusiasm and developing their skills in an inspiring and supportive environment. 

We offer full training and provide support, supervision and learning materials to make the most of volunteering with us. Best of all, we welcome our volunteers into a warm, friendly and passionate team. 


Our volunteering opportunities 

At Sir John Soane’s Museum we recruit sporadically through each year with a variety of opportunities to Volunteer with us.

Primarily, volunteers at the Soane help us to inspire visitors, supporting the Museum by interpreting our unique and fascinating spaces.

We also have volunteers helping in different ways, such as supporting our learning team, research library, exhibitions and facilities teams.  

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community and nurture a diverse and widely-skilled team.

For volunteering related general enquiries please email

Work Experience/Placements and Internships 

Sir John Soane’s Museum hosts two work experience placements a year in the summer and we are presently partnered with local state schools in Camden and are working with charities which help us reach different audiences.

As a result we’re not able to accept other work experience requests currently. We do offer other ways for young people to get involved with the work at Sir John Soane’s Museum, including our Youth Panel.


Volunteering positions

We recruit Volunteer Visitor Assistants on a quarterly basis, and our next recruitment will be in January 2022. We thank you for your support.