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Family day event at the Geffrye Museum

The Geffrye Museum is a thriving and enthusiastic volunteer community. People volunteer for a variety of reasons; they might be young or retired, highly-skilled or just starting to learn, nervous about returning to work or excited to be back in a work environment. Whatever your circumstances, volunteering has got something for you!

Geffrye Makers is a new website which makes it easier for volunteers, both current and new, to find out how to get involved. We understand that everyone has different interests, availability and skills, so there are volunteer challenges that you can do in a few minutes, an hour or two, a day or more regularly.

There are a lot of different opportunities to get involved:

  • Children’s holiday activities, family days and other family events
  • Help spreading the word about what is happening at the museum
  • Taking on administrative projects and tasks
  • Creative projects including photography and writing
  • Guiding groups in the restored almshouse
  • Gardening 

Take a look at current challenges:

We are excited about this new way of communicating for the volunteer community, however there may be some teething problems. If you have any ideas for any improvements, please do let us know by clicking here.

What do some of our volunteers say about their experience?

“I felt very nervous but excited at the same time. I enjoyed interacting with new people and learning from experienced staff. I have learnt to talk in front of people and to be able to absorb a large amount of information.”

Young Volunteer

“I feel much more confident speaking publicly and am able to adapt to my audience better now, something I would not have noticed before. Thanks to the work done here I am more open to trying new things!”

Geffrye Volunteer Tour Guide

Enjoying the early morning rush! Children and adults alike love the feely box. The masks are a big hit with everyone. Very productive day!”

Geffrye Explorers Volunteer

Corporate keyhole logo for Geffrye Museum