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Become a volunteer

Garden tour at the Geffrye Museum

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.

Development Volunteer

The Geffrye's Development team is looking for a volunteer to support their research programme with particular focus on trusts and foundations, companies and corporate sponsorship.

We are looking for someone who is available for a minimum one day per week; Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm, for a minimum of three months.

This role is supervised by the Development Assistant and you will have the opportunity to work with the whole Development department. Reasonable travel expenses and refreshments will be provided.

Access the Development Volunteer role description. Download the Development Volunteer role interest form.

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

Please complete the interest form and return it to Volunteering, The Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA or by email

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