Volunteer with us
Find out how you can volunteer with us.
We couldn't exist without our volunteers.
We are proud of what we deliver, but none of it would be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers. If you love art, want to contribute to the cultural life of your community, want to meet likeminded people or broaden your skills and knowledge, then volunteering with us could be for you. We are always seeking new volunteers to join our vital team, and welcome applications from all ages, backgrounds and experience levels, including those with additional support needs.
Our volunteers enjoy a range of benefits:
- Free entry to Pallant House Gallery
- Use of the Art Reference Library
- 20% discount in Pallant Café and Restaurant
- 10% discount on Gallery Publications
- Free Gallery Magazine at the start of each season (for collection in the Library)
- A series of social events during the year
Take a look at our current volunteering roles to see if there’s something for you.
There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities at the Gallery which include supporting the work of our public programmes and safeguarding our collection and exhibitions as a Room Steward. All volunteer roles include a full induction and training.
It’s been a great opportunity to see how a gallery works, while also learning from other volunteers and staff about the amazing collections on display.
Help us safeguard the art in our collections and exhibitions.
Gallery Assistants are essential to our work – we quite literally cannot open our doors without them! This role is perfect for those wishing to be up close and personal with the art in our exhibitions or our collection of Modern British art, as it includes monitoring the gallery spaces within the historic house as well as the contemporary wing. The role also involves communicating with visitors, helping them to find their way around the building and answering or fielding enquiries.
Young Gallery Assistants
Summer 2020 Programme
This summer, we are offering students aged 14-17 an opportunity to gain experience at the gallery during the summer. You will have 38 hours of volunteering which includes time spent as a Gallery Assistant (including a two hour induction session) and Sunday Studio sessions where you can meet and develop your own creative ideas with other members of the programme.
Closing date for applications this year is 1 July 2020.
Bring our art to life for visitors.
Our Gallery Guides are some of our best ambassadors and play a crucial role in bringing to life the many stories of the Gallery, providing knowledgeable tours and talks on topics related to our collection, our exhibitions and the history and architecture of the Gallery itself. Our Guides lead a range of public and private tours for groups. This role is for those who have a strong interest in art history and a passion for sharing knowledge to enrich our visitors’ experience.
Public Programme Volunteers
Help us enrich creative lives in our community.
Our public programmes provide long term and meaningful opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Volunteering opportunities include supporting drop in sessions and workshops in our pioneering Community Programme, joining as a Partner in Art to establish a creative partnerships with someone with support needs, assisting our freelance Artist Educators with learning activities or supporting one of our events such as our Open Weekends.
Keep the wheels in motion.
From time to time volunteering opportunities arise in the Commercial, Communications and Development teams. These are largely office administration based such as managing press cuttings and inputting visitor comments, but may also include specific tasks such as local distribution of marketing materials and conducting Audience Finder surveys with visitors.