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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
  • 10% discount on gallery talks, workshops and other events
  • 20% discount in Pallant Café and Restaurant
  • 10% discount on at Pallant Bookshop (except Gallery Publications)
  • Free Gallery Magazine at the start of each season
  • 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 Gallery Assistant. All volunteer roles include a full induction and training.

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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.

Sarah, 18

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Gallery Assistant

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.

Please note we are not currently accepting applications for this position or work experience applications.

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Gallery Assistant - Late events

Support our series of Late events and experience the Gallery after hours.

We are seeking volunteers for our series of Late events at the Gallery over the summer months. Help us setup, greet guests and monitor the gallery spaces during evenings of live entertainment, talks, workshops and more. It is a fantastic experience to see our art up close, meet people with similar interests and experience working at a museum. So if you are 18 or over, why not join us this summer?

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

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Gallery Guides

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.

We are not currently recruiting for this position.


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Office Volunteers

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.

We are not currently recruiting for this position.

Contact us

If you are interested in volunteering at the Gallery do let us know by filling in relevant forms via the buttons above. If you have any additional questions, get in touch on