“I love doing voluntary work for Kettle’s Yard which adds so much to my life, I feel it’s a small way in which I can pay something back. My experience as a volunteer shows it’s possible to do specific tasks, perhaps using experience or skills gained elsewhere in life, or more general tasks: all of which lead to a greater engagement with Kettle’s Yard – and are a lot of fun too!”
Nicci Steele-Williams, Kettle’s Yard Volunteer
We are extremely grateful to our volunteers. They enable us to draw on a wide pool of skills gained from professional and personal experience that enriches and adds value to our work.
We offer a variety of volunteer roles across all activities and departments. Opportunities range from supporting mail-outs, special events and exhibition openings to helping with art workshops, archive research and preparing the galleries for exhibitions. You will be offered guidance and receive training when taking on new tasks.
Volunteering at Kettle’s Yard offers you the opportunity to gain experience and to learn new skills, useful for future employment in a range of sectors. Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people in Cambridge and to support current activity at Kettle’s Yard.
We hold two Volunteer Welcome Days a year, which give you the chance to learn about the volunteer programme at Kettle’s Yard. We then offer an Induction Morning to go over the practicalities of volunteering. Our next Welcome Day will take place in August. To register your interest in attending, please fill out the online form on the left and we will be in touch with more details.
There are many volunteering opportunities advertised through the University of Cambridge Get Involved pages, which are a valuable source of information for anyone wishing to obtain experience in the museum sector.