Become part of the team at the RWA as a valued Volunteer
There's nothing like a welcoming smile and that little bit of extra information that you didn't know before to make a visit much more enjoyable.
If you are the social type, then this could be just for you. We need volunteers to build up a regular 'Welcome team' of gallery stewards to look after visitors in the main galleries.
For more information please download the Volunteer Invigilator Information Sheet.
If you would like to volunteer please email email@example.com giving a brief summary of why you would like to volunteer and indicate which day and time would best suit you e.g. Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30.
Volunteer - Family & Education Activities
We are improving our education and families programme at the RWA and are looking for volunteers to help out during family activities. All activities are facilitated and supervised by qualified tutors or members of staff and we are looking for volunteers interested in arts education / working with families and children to help out. This includes our new monthly drawing drop-in for all ages Scribble and Sketch.
For more information download the Volunteer Family & Education Information Sheet.
Volunteers may be asked to undergo a CRB check.
Volunteer - Technicians
The RWA are looking for volunteers to assist with technical duties during exhibition installations and de-installation periods. We are particuarly interested in hearing from people with prior experience of handling and hanging artwork.
Volunteers will be given a Health and Safety briefing and you will also be provided with details on our Health and Safety Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy.
For more information download the Volunteer Technician Information Sheet.
If you would like to volunteer in this area please contact Customer Services Manager Terry Abbott identifying your availability and including a copy of your CV with two referees.
How it helps us
As a charity, the RWA relies heavily on the support and dedication of volunteers. The support we are given facilitates the hanging of shows, collating of work, running of fundraising events and much more.
Benefits for you
By volunteering, individuals have the chance to become involved with many operational aspects of a prestigious and established arts institution. This allows you to enhance and develop your own skills and knowledge and provides you with the opportunity to achieve something outside of your everyday sphere of experience.
Volunteering is particularly beneficial if you're looking for a career in the art world, but also allows you unprecedented access to people and experiences which may otherwise be out of reach. There are a huge number and variation of ways to be involved and we welcome help and enthusiasm.
If you're interested in opportunities volunteering at the RWA please ring 0117 973 5129 or email us.