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Do you like meeting new people? Are you a lover of local history?

Are you interested in research? Are you keen to support your local community?

If you’re looking for a role with opportunities to try new things - volunteering with us might be the thing for you!

We are lucky to have an amazing team of volunteers supporting us, who get involved with a whole range of projects and activities and we couldn’t do what we do without them.

Some of the opportunities we offer:

  • assist in the running of adult and family activities and events
  • look into local stories and help gather initial research for exhibitions at St Albans Museum + Gallery
  • rummage in the archives to help our curators catalogue, document and photograph the collection.

Past projects involving volunteers:

  • a pop-up museum of over 70 objects: Objects on Demand
  • a buildings research project and audio installation on the construction hoardings around St Albans Museum + Gallery: Talking Buildings
  • The Pickling Project - an exhibition showcasing some of the animal and plant specimens in our collection, conserved and researched by a team of volunteers

Read about some of the projects directly from our volunteers in the profiles below.


Find out more

Please note, we are currently moving over to a new system for volunteers to register and manage their activities with us.

In the meantime, if you're interested in expressing an interest in becoming a volunteer in the future, please email

You will then receive our next Volunteering Newsletter where you'll be able to see what upcoming opportunities are available and get involved in one that appeals to you.

Please be aware that we do not have daily volunteering sessions and volunteers often participate in fixed-term projects attached to a particular exhibition at certain times of the year, or support family or adult events during school holidays. 

For background information about training, insurance and more, have a look at our Policy below.

Read about how Lauren became involved with volunteering and what John has been involved in.

Find out how Michael took on some photography tasks and the wide range of projects Ann explored.

Find out what appealed to Annabelle and why Robbie got involved.

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