Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, and are integral to helping Compton Verney thrive as an award-winning gallery and a registered charity. Volunteers help us do everything from tell the stories behind the artwork and exhibitions, to hosting and supporting our creative events and programme.


Help make a difference and do something meaningful

We welcome volunteers from all background and interests to join us, as there’s something for everyone to get involved with and make a difference. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop new skills and have some fun in a friendly and supportive team. It can help people develop the skills they need for their future studies or careers, and can be a great way to get involved with something that has a positive impact.

Here are some of the roles we have available currently:

Forest School Volunteer

Forest school volunteers help us to prepare and deliver our outdoor children and schools programme that is an integral part of our offer. Working with the learning team, volunteers will support in the preparation and support of children’s sessions in the outdoor forest school area. Fostering connections between nature and learning for all ages and abilities to engage with and have fun.
Responsibilities include helping to maintain this outdoor space, cutting back greenery and making resources of all materials. Provide a warm welcome and support in engagement sessions with children of all ages, helping to facilitate set up and take down.
We are looking for friendly enthusiastic people who are interested in learning and nature. Good communication skills, who work well in a team and who want to get their hands dirty. Full training will be provided alongside lots of hours during term time.

Gallery Volunteer

Gallery volunteers help us to bring our spaces to life through welcoming and engage visitors from everywhere, and facilitating great experiences. Working in the Visitor Experience team, you will share the stories and significance of the art collections and exhibitions with others. Delving into the artist world, sharing passion that connects with everyone. 

Responsibilities include providing a warm welcome to all visitors, interpreting the gallery and exhibition spaces for people of all ages and abilities.  Being a visible presence, answering questions and ensuing everyone’s safety during the visit.

We are looking for friendly, and enthusiastic people with an interest in art and culture, good English communication skills who work well in a team. Full training will be provided, additional out of hour opportunities will be available.

Shuttle Driver Volunteer

Shuttle driver volunteers help us to bring the site together and facilitate great experiences for everyone. Working primarily with the Visitor Experience and membership teams, you will help us to welcome everyone by driving visitors from the Welcome Centre to the main art gallery.

Responsibilities include driving visitor from the welcome centre to the main site and back, providing a friendly welcome and talking about the site as a whole. Regularly checking the vehicle and being on call for assistance at all times.

We are looking for friendly people who are great drivers will a full valid UK driving licence with not penalties or points. Enthusiasm about arts and culture, who has great communication skills. Full training will be provided, additional out of hour opportunities will be available.

Environment Engagement Volunteer

Environmental engagement volunteers help us to re-connect audiences will everything the environment and nature at Compton Verney can provide through helping to prepare and host our engaging event programme. Working closely with the Environmental Science Producer you will help share this knowledge through assisting with event delivery in the grounds to people of all ages.

Responsibilities include helping to prepare, host and take down outdoor activities that re-connect people and nature in a creative way. Being a friendly and welcoming presence to everyone, bringing the event to life in a safe engaging way. This role also works closely with children, and will also include capturing social media content.

We are looking for enthusiastic people who are passionate about the environment and wildlife, its protection and engagement with everyone. A team player who enjoys getting their hands dirty, with good English communication skills and enjoys working with children. Full training will be provided, additional out of hours opportunities will be available.

If you want to do something incredible in a creative space, then join our team of volunteers today by completing our application form (alternative accessible formats are also available)

Application form

Have a question? We want to hear from you, email or call us:

Contact us at volunteer@comptonverney.org.uk or on 01926645568

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Want to find our more? Read about what some of our volunteers think about their experience at Compton Verney

‘Volunteering allows me to contribute, in my own way, to the success of Compton Verney. Feeling proud and honoured to work in a lovely environment’ – Brian

‘I have gained so much from volunteering at Compton Verney, including gaining skills and discovering myself. I have learnt about the many ways in which art can be interpreted, and enjoyed listening to other people stories which have inspired me.’ – Charlotte

My volunteering means using my time to support a gallery that I love, I enjoy meeting the visitors and have made some great new friends’- Anne

Compton Verney is a fabulous place to be part of, everyone is friendly. The house has something about it that makes you feel like home’ – Trish