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Step into Volunteering at Gunnersbury

People are what keep Gunnersbury alive and so vibrant, there is nothing better than seeing our visitors enjoying themselves. But don’t just be a visitor!

There are many ways in which you can get more involved, from helping in the community kitchen gardens to stewarding the museum’s galleries. If you enjoy coming to Gunnersbury why not consider making it a bigger part of your life – we’d love to meet you!

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The ways you can make a difference

Museum Volunteers

Museum Volunteers help our visitors enjoy the beautiful, newly refurbished museum. You will spend time in the galleries and historic rooms, encouraging visitors to engage with Gunnersbury's heritage, natural environment and fascinating local history collections. It's a great opportunity to share your passion and enthusiasm for local social history with a diverse range of people.

Working with: Gunnersbury Volunteers, Visitor Assistants and the Visitor Experience Manager

Department: Visitor Experience

How you’ll help

  • Stewarding the galleries and historic rooms
  • Helping support our many exciting events and activities
  • Sharing knowledge about the museum and its collections, park and local history with a wide range of visitors

Who makes a good volunteer?

We’re looking for people who have good communication skills and enjoy being with a wide variety of people. Reliability and good timekeeping are essential qualities, along with enthusiasm, a positive attitude and a strong interest in heritage and history. This is a great role for someone who loves sharing stories and can chat easily with people. 

Litter Picking Volunteers

This volunteer role will be based within Gunnersbury Park, a beautiful 185+ acre site that is home to a wide collection of local, heritage and exotic plants and trees, as well as listed historic buildings.

The purpose of the Litter Picking Volunteer’s role is to help maintain a high standard of cleanliness and safety throughout the whole park. The role is hands-on and public facing, spending time in all weather conditions and temperatures.

The session will run weekly on Fridays (and Saturdays from mid-September 2020) 10am – 11am. This volunteer role operates from March to October only.

How you’ll help

  • Litter picking
  • Monitoring for and reporting signs of damage to buildings or trees and plants
  • Reporting anti-social behaviour (volunteers will never be expected or asked to approach visitors to enforce park regulations or discourage anti-social behaviour)
  • Championing Gunnersbury CIC and our work

Who makes a good volunteer?

We’re looking for friendly and approachable people, with an eye for detail and a sensible approach to health and safety. If you enjoy walking in the outdoors, engaging with the public and doing meaningful work to improve an important community amenity, then this role is for you!


  • Full training will be provided for all volunteers
  • The roles listed are voluntary and unpaid. However, Gunnersbury Estate (2026) CIC does offer travel reimbursement within London up to a limit of £8 per day with proof of purchase, for each session
  • Applicants must be over the age of 18

Gunnersbury Estate (2026) CIC welcomes all applications and operates a fair and open recruitment policy, the aim of which is to ensure no job applicant, volunteer, intern, employee or worker is discriminated against either directly or indirectly on any grounds.

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