Join our talented volunteers who team up with Museum employees to bring contemporary fashion and textile design to life every day.


Volunteers make a vital difference to our work and we are extremely grateful to all our volunteers whose time and effort bring so much to the Fashion and Textile Museum and its visitors. Every volunteer offers invaluable support to the Museum whilst also gaining experience in the museum sector.

We are specifically looking for applicants who can volunteer on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Why volunteer?

  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Share your passion and enthusiasm
  • Learn new skills
  • Become part of a supportive team and community
  • Enhance your CV
  • Enjoy the Museum and its collection
  • Have fun

The role

Visitor Services Volunteers are the face of the Museum and help provide a warm welcome to all our visitors. They deliver excellent customer service assisting in three customer-facing areas of the Museum – Front of House, shop and gallery invigilation. The volunteer programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over.

If you are interested, fill in the application form (see links below) or send a video/voice recording of yourself answering the questions in the application form to fashiontextilemuseum@newham.ac.uk.

Role description Application form

What happens next?

Potential candidates will be contacted by our Front of House and Volunteer Coordinator and invited to an informal interview over Zoom.

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