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Become a volunteer

Gardening tour with the Geffrye gardeners

The Geffrye welcomes volunteers to work alongside us at a wide range of events and activities at the museum. Here are some of the types of activity that volunteers help us with, although other roles do come up at different times:

  • with children’s holiday activities
  • manning our quiz desk which has over 60 quizzes for children aged 5-15
  • at our busy summer family days and other family events
  • with basic administration 
  • as a guide in the restored almshouse
  • in the gardens

We offer a warm and friendly environment in which to learn new skills and offer training for all the above duties. You can view our Volunteer Handbook here, which outlines the way the Geffrye works with volunteers as well as the types of roles available.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please email Volunteering or fill out our online volunteering form.

Volunteer Enquiry Assistant

Our comprehensive programme sees around 150 volunteers support the organisation in their spare time. This number is due to increase with our HLF Capital Project “Unlocking the Geffrye” We aim to offer an excellent experience for our volunteers where they are able to develop, use their skills, engage and contribute towards the organisation.

With volunteers being a vital part of our organisation we believe they deserve the best communication. A key part of this is having a helpful and efficient enquiry process. We are looking for an enthusiastic, people focused person to support our recruitment activities as a Volunteer Enquiry Assistant. 

Download the Volunteer Enquiry Assistant role document to find out more.

Are you interested in this role? What do I do next…

Please complete the interest form and return it to Volunteering at The Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA or volunteering@geffrye-museum.org.uk by 16 January 2017. 

We will be holding informal interviews for this role on week commencing 23 January 2017.


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