Are you interested in learning about what it’s like to work in an archive or museum? Would you like to help GSA’s Archives and Collections with its fire recovery activities?

People volunteer for a variety of reasons. Some people want to gain new skills or experience and to see “behind the scenes”, others want to make a difference, improve their wellbeing or meet new people.

GSA’s Archives and Collections have a well-established and successful volunteer and work placement programme which provides opportunities to gain valuable experience in the sector and support GSA and its Archives and Collections department. We are very grateful for the time our volunteers dedicate to supporting us and for the new perspectives, insights and skills they bring to the team. Our volunteers and work placement students have opportunities to be involved in tasks relating to conservation, documentation, digitisation or research, and where possible we also encourage volunteers to get involved in engagement activities such as writing blog posts or hosting informal talks or workshops about their projects.

We generally offer volunteering opportunities in the form of initial 12 week placements where we ask that volunteers come in 1 day per week. It’s sometimes possible to extend placements beyond the initial 12 week period, and for volunteers to move on to other projects.

Our volunteer opportunities are open to anyone who is over 18 years of age* with the right to work in the UK. Every application will be considered equally without regard to age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion and belief or sexual orientation.
* with the exception of work experience and work placements

All of our volunteering opportunities will be advertised on our blog.

If you have any questions about our volunteer programme, or are interested in doing a work placement as part of your studies, please get in touch.