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's quick and easy to apply for a volunteering role. 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

Please note that we are not accepting general applications for volunteering at present.

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.

Volunteering opportunities - update

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

Thank you to everyone who applied to be stewards at the Reading Abbey Ruins reopening and Waterfest event. We are no longer recruiting for this role or for events volunteers.

We are now in the process of contacting everyone who has applied for the following roles: visitor welcome and donations, science research and gardening.

What do our volunteers do?

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'.