Our invaluable volunteers help make the Ashmolean such an exciting and accessible place to learn. Find out who they are and how to join the team!


All our volunteers bring different skills and knowledge to their volunteering experience. Joining the volunteer team is an exciting way to support the museum, build skills and share your interests. Most volunteers work with the public; from helping with family-friendly activities and greeting visitors at the welcome desk to delivering tours and object handling. Some volunteers help behind-the-scenes assisting curatorial, administrative or education staff. 


Young People enjoying the museum

Welcome Desk Volunteers

Welcome Desk volunteers greet visitors to the museum, let them know of exhibitions and activities happening in the museum that day, and help to answer any questions or queries they may have.

 Welcome Desk Volunteer Pack



A women leads a talk in the pre-raphaelite gallery

Tour Guides

Tour Guides help visitors to explore the museum and find out more about our collections. We are currently recruiting Tour Guides to deliver the following:

Downstairs in the Cast Gallery Tours
Lunchtime/Afternoon Tours
Highlights Tours

 Tour Guides Volunteer Pack

 Cast Gallery Tour Guide Volunteer Pack


Silver coin decorated with profile of Greek warrior

Object Handling Volunteers

Hands-on Coins sessions allow visitors to have a closer look at some of the historic coins in our collections, from Ancient Greek to Victorian, and discover more about them.

 Hands-on Coin Volunteer Pack


Our volunteering opportunities are recruited through the joint museums volunteering service, as with all Oxford University museums. Follow the link below to see all opportunities at the museums and apply.



Log-in to your schedule and sign-up for sessions through your My Impact Page.



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