Get Involved


Could you help us build community through creativity?

Volunteering is an enjoyable, meaningful and rewarding experience, allowing you to get involved and give back to the local community, develop skills, and experience art in a contemporary gallery and museum environment.

Our varied volunteer roles can provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and experience for a career in the creative sector, or meet new people and enjoy your time in a friendly environment. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a budding storyteller, or a green fingered gardener, we have opportunities for you to get involved with and be at the heart of the action.

Our fantastic volunteers are an integral part of Orleans House Gallery as valued members of our team. They support the gallery and programme in a wide range of roles across every aspect of the service.

With your support, we can continue to share and promote arts and culture to the community, including the stories of our history and the importance of the 4000+ artworks that comprise the Richmond Borough Art Collection, as well as provide a high quality visitor experience.

Immerse yourself in our exhibitions and programme, share your knowledge and passion with our visitors, and help us engage to inspire current and future generations.

Featured Role - Play Works Exhibition Volunteer

We will be exhibiting Play Works, an exciting new exhibition by Assemble and Assemble Play, from November 2023. Our Play Works Exhibition Volunteers will support the exhibition through encouraging child-led play and ensuring a great visitor experience.

Play Works will be an interactive exhibition that explores the world of play with settings, props and loose parts at the gallery. It is an invitation for children to play more and grown-ups to find out more about play. We will be welcoming both children and family visitors and school groups over the course of the exhibition.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in an exhibition that could provide valuable experience for those studying a range of courses related to play, learning, education, development and childcare.


To apply to be a volunteer at Orleans House Gallery, please complete the online application form below.

We are currently looking for volunteers to support us on weekends, however all applications are welcome.

Who can volunteer?

You don’t need to have any experience of volunteering; all we ask for is an enthusiasm for our art and history and a willingness to learn new skills and information.

We will provide relevant training, supervision and support for you to be successful in your role.

At present, we are only able to accept volunteers aged 18 or older. We are currently redeveloping our career development programme that will support those looking to start a career in the cultural sector, including work experience and voluntary placements. We will have information on this page when available.

The commitment we ask for varies for each role, but we are flexible regarding the time you can give to support us, as well as trying out the roles we have available.

Our Roles

We are currently recruiting for the roles outlined in the descriptions below.

Due to the popularity of some roles, we may start you in an alternative role to allow you to volunteer. We will discuss this with you if this is the case.

To find out more about volunteering at the gallery, please email