More information about volunteering

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Further information and FAQ’s to help you get started

What do I do when I see an opportunity I like?

If you see an opportunity that interests you please fill out the form and tell us why this is the right role for you. We will get in touch if you are matched with the role. We will invite you in for an informal chat before making our final selection.

Why haven't I been selected yet?

We do have a large number of people waiting for a volunteer opportunity that matches their interests. Please don’t be disappointed if you have to wait a while for an opportunity to arise. If you have sent in a form more than three times and not been matched with an opportunity please get in touch for a chat.

How do I get on the mailing list so I hear about opportunities?

Email: with your:

Name, email address, postal address including postcode and a sentence stating why you'd like to volunteer.

How can I find out more about volunteering with you?

Further information about our volunteer programme is available in the documents below.

  • Volunteer Policy (coming soon)
  • Volunteer Handbook (coming soon)

If you have any further questions please contact Lifelong Learning Managers Kate Day; or Meg Parnell:

Phone: 0161 235 8855



A gallery volunteer in a workshop.
Find out about the volunteer programme.

Why Volunteer

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Take a closer look at the benefits of volunteering for you, our staff and our visitors.

Volunteer Opportunities

A gallery volunteer in a workshop.
Find out what's available at Manchester Art Gallery and the Gallery of Costume.

Volunteering Experiences

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Our volunteers talk about their experiences of volunteering at the galleries.