Our volunteer programme is an essential part of what we do at the Whitworth. We have volunteers who contribute across the whole of the gallery; supporting artists, textile care, art gardening, digitising our collection, cataloguing our library, assisting in the delivery of workshops to large-scale events and much more. As part of The University of Manchester the Whitworth is constantly seeking ways to provide exciting opportunities and innovative ways to volunteer. We welcome everybody and hope to make each experience meaningful no matter what your background or experiences.
'Volunteering at the Whitworth has made me a lot happier, given me purpose. I feel like a part of society once more, and making a positive difference in other people’s lives'
During our closure, we are still engaging our fantastic team of volunteers as they are contributing to our online programming and starting projects with us on the conservation of our collection and exhibitions coming up.
Unfortunately, we don’t currently have any opportunities to volunteer but please check back later in the year, sign up to our e-newsletter and social media channels for updates.
We do not have the capacity to involve everyone who approaches us, but we are always thinking of new ways to include volunteers whilst making each experience and opportunity meaningful for existing volunteers.
As part of The University of Manchester, the Whitworth is constantly seeking ways to provide exciting opportunities and innovative ways to involve volunteers.
We are part of if: Volunteering for Wellbeing supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.
We welcome interest from local organisations, community groups, and individuals to take part in placements across the gallery. We have had volunteer placements from Streetwise Opera, Venture Arts, Safety for Sisters, Together Trust, and The Growth Company.
For more information please email our Volunteer Manager, Fiona Cariss