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Volunteering at the Petrie Museum

The Petrie Museum offers a vibrant volunteering program that gives our volunteers holistic experience of the museum sector.

Volunteers are encouraged to work towards a certificate of qualification which will relate to the skills learnt. Volunteers can gain experience of roles relating to front of house, office management, events and specialist museum projects.

We prioritise applications from UCL student and alumni, before considering external applicants.

In order to apply for Events, Front of House and Project volunteering, please download this short application form. Then either email it to museums@ucl.ac.uk or drop it off at the museum addressed FAO Petrie Museum Volunteer Application. We will then contact you to arrange an informal chat about volunteering so we can match you to the best programme.


You might volunteer at an occasional evening event or at a weekend shifts. This would be for a broad range of events, from film showings to cross-campus festivals

"I worked events with my good friend Stephanie and the lovely event manager Helen, and we had a great time. " (Events Volunteer)

contact: Helen Pike h.pike@ucl.ac.uk 

"Everyone had a question, and it was fun speaking to people about a topic I absolutely adore." [Front of House Volunteer]

Contact: Lucy Dunn museums@ucl.ac.uk

"I was able to work alongside the curator, conservator and manager on international and more localised projects." [Projects Volunteer]

Social media volunteer opportunity: currently unavailable

Contact: museums@ucl.ac.ukh.pike@ucl.ac.uk

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