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Science and Media Museum

Make new friends, work with an amazing collection and gain new skills. Come volunteer with us and you'll help make a real difference.

The skills, knowledge and passion of our volunteers make our museum special. With exciting roles across the museum, our volunteers have an opportunity to make a positive impact on our visitors and enhance our understanding of the collection.

What we do

A group of events volunteers at our Widescreen Weekend film festival

Events volunteers

Families are at the heart of our museum. Our volunteers bring their visit to life by giving them an experience they’ll never forget.

A volunteer leading a group discussion at one of our Reminiscence Sessions

Reminiscence volunteers

In the UK, 11.6 million people are over the age of 65, 3.5 million people aged 65+ live alone, and 850,000 people are affected by dementia. By igniting memories of the past at our free Reminiscence Sessions, our volunteers help us make a real difference to the lives of our older visitors.

Silver screen volunteers

Silver Screen volunteers

Everyone loves going to the movies—the only thing better is talking about it afterwards. At our weekly film club, our passionate volunteers help bring the silver screen to life for local film fans through fun discussion and analysis.

Collection volunteers

Collection volunteers

The National Science and Media Museum is home to one of the most important sound and vision collections in the world. Our knowledgeable and passionate volunteers help us understand its rich narrative through cataloguing and research.

Latest vacancies

Volunteering opportunities at Yorkshire Games Festival

As a Festival Volunteer, you'll help deliver one of our newest and most successful events—the Yorkshire Games Festival. If you’re passionate about gaming and enjoy working with people, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

In these roles, you will be volunteering throughout the Yorkshire Games Festival (9–12 November 2017) for a minimum of 3 shifts.

The Head Volunteer role involves being responsible for and helping to coordinate our team of volunteers throughout the festival.

The General Volunteer role involves helping to deliver festival events, working with visitors, delegates and guests, and preparing and supervising activities. 

Read the full role description for more information on both opportunities. You must be over 18 to apply.

To apply, please fill out our volunteer application form and return it to Rebecca Hill, Festival Coordinator, at

The closing date for applications is Friday 6 October 2017. 

Contact us

For more information on volunteering with us, email our volunteering team at