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There are a number of varied and exciting opportunities at London Transport Museum which are offered throughout the year, from volunteering to freelancer work and job opportunities.

Object Handling Volunteer

Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden
Closing date: 10 December 2018

Do you enjoy being in a customer facing environment, engaging with children and adults, and being part of a team?

We are looking for volunteers with commitment, enthusiasm and a passion for museum collections to support our excellent Customer Services team during a busy holiday period. Our Object handling volunteers engage our visitors with getting ‘hands on’ with our themed object handling resources, usually during school holidays and museum events at both Covent Garden and Acton Depot. The role offers the chance to interact with visitors of all ages and cultures, and gives you the chance to develop your knowledge of London transport history


We ask that you offer a minimum of 2 days over the Christmas period, between 22 December – 6 January 2019.  We are happy to discuss this further during the group interview.

  • Informal group interviews will be held on Friday 14th December (10.30) lasting up to one hour
  • You are required to be available for an induction and training on Friday 21st December from 14.00 – 16.00

This role is suitable for those aged 14 years and over.


For more information, please see the Volunteer Role Description [198KB]

To apply, please download the Application Form [991KB]

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Volunteer Recruitment Day

Location: Depot, Acton
Event date: Saturday 26 January 2019

Are you interested in London Transport? Do you enjoy working with heritage collections? Do you like working with audiences, meeting new people and learning new skills?

Come along to our recruitment day from 11:00-15:00 at our Museum Depot in Acton to find out about the exciting ways to get involved with us as a volunteer. You will have the chance to meet London Transport Museum staff and volunteers and find out what it’s all about! We’ll also be running activities and providing opportunities to discover the many ways that volunteers work with our collection.

Some of the areas we are recruiting volunteers for include:

  • Welcome hosts
  • Family volunteers
  • Research volunteers
  • Event Stewards

To RSVP and for further information on the event contact us at: [email protected]

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)20 7565 7264
Email: [email protected]