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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 is a rewarding, enjoyable and sociable experience.

Please take a look at the specific positions below. If you’re interested, please fill out a Volunteer Registration Form using this link.

If you have questions or need support to apply, please email us at or we can arrange a call to answer any questions – we’re happy to help.

Please note our volunteering programme is currently on hold until August 2021, but you can still complete our registration form and you will receive an update once our volunteer roles re-open.

Early Years Programme Volunteers

We are looking for creative workshop volunteers to support Dulwich Picture Gallery’s early years programme. This programme includes workshops for 6-24 month olds, ‘Mini Masterpieces’, and workshops for 2-4 year olds, ‘Art Adventurers’. If you are interested in working in a creative environment, as part of a learning team, and with young children, this role is for you!

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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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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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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

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.