Volunteer with us

Volunteer with RWA

Make connections, meet like-minded people, learn something new. Be part of a thriving creative community at the heart of the South West. 

So much of what we do is thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers. From taking care of our visitors, to assisting our workshop leaders, every single volunteer makes a valuable difference to the RWA.  

We are committed to prioritising our volunteers’ wellbeing and recognise the joy of taking part in engaging, flexible opportunities. If you love art, want to make a difference in your community and be part of a team who will uplift and support you, then volunteering with us could be for you. 


The RWA is an important part of my life and it plays a really important part in the life of Bristol.


Our opportunities are open to people aged 16 and over*, from all backgrounds and experience levels, including those with additional support needs. We particularly encourage applications from people of Black, Asian and other UK minority communities as these groups are currently under-represented in the cultural sector. 


As a valued member of our team you will: 

  • Be invited to regular volunteer social events 
  • Be invited to attend Volunteer Forums  
  • Receive discount on RWA Drawing School classes 
  • Be reimbursed for travel expenses directly linked to Light and Inspiration Project activities


It was an unforgettable experience for me during the time I volunteered at the RWA.

How do I get involved? 

Due to increased interest in our volunteer programme, we have had to temporarily suspend applications for the following roles:

Follow our social media accounts or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to find out when we are open for applications again. 

What happens next? 

Once you have signed up, you can register your interest in a specific opportunity and tell us why you want to get involved. You will be invited to an induction and following that, you will be granted access to our full range of opportunities and can sign up for your first volunteering session. We will make sure you are fully trained and pair you up with a volunteer buddy to help get you started.  

You can contact Ellika Larsson, Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteer@rwa.org.uk with any questions.


We look forward to having you on the team!


*If you are under 16 and are interested in doing some work experience with us, please contact our Learning and Participation Manager at helen.jacobs@rwa.org.uk 



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