Are you looking to learn new skills, make friends or get involved in one of our exciting projects?  Volunteering is a brilliant way to do this and support our work. We are also responsible for recruitment of the Reading Abbey Revealed volunteers.

It is quick and easy to register your interest in volunteering. There are three basic steps - the documents can be downloaded from the bottom of this page:

1. Have a look at the available roles
2. Read our volunteer policy
3. Fill in and email the registration form to the volunteer co-ordinator

Reading Museum is committed to providing the best environment possible for our volunteers. In 2015 we achieved the Investing in Volunteers standard. You can download a copy of our assessment report below.

We're recruiting volunteers

We are offering a number of exciting volunteering opportunities this summer as part of the Reading Abbey Revealed project.

If you would like to apply, please read the relevant role descriptions below and send in your completed registration form (see the steps above). 

- Visitor Welcome and Donations volunteers to support staff in welcoming visitors and generating income for the Museum.

- Reading Abbey volunteer tour guides to give outdoor talks to the public and groups around the Abbey Quarter.

- Reading Abbey volunteer stewards to help us at the Reading Abbey Revealed day and evening events on Saturday 16 June.

- Reading Abbey science research volunteers to help us compile information on scientific themes as part of our learning programme - deadline 8 June.

- Reading Abbey events volunteers to support museum staff running family activities and the 'Abbey on Wheels'  outreach programme.

- Reading Abbey Gateway garden volunteers to help us create and maintain a vibrant medieval garden.

- Wardrobe Assistant volunteers to help us maintain our replica historical costumes and support our volunteer costumed interpreters.

- Costumed interpreter volunteers to help us bring Reading's history alive!


Want to know more?

To find out more about the projects our volunteers have been involved in, why not read our blogs: 'Why people volunteer at Reading Museum' and 'A journey in volunteering'.

Our blog 'Snowdrops are acumen back to Reading Abbey' looks at how we work with local businesses and the interesting projects we have found for their employees' 'charity days'.