We work with over 70 volunteers and we aim to provide volunteer opportunities that are interesting, engaging and rewarding.
Volunteering at Manchester Art Gallery can help you to develop skills, feel involved in the life of the gallery and meet new people.
Our core volunteer roles
Delivering learning sessions
Highlights tours, Stories we Share, Art Bites and Philosophy Café discussion sessions are all led by volunteers who enjoy chatting to visitors.
Supporting learning sessions
Get creative alongside artists and other freelancers to support family and adult making sessions during the holidays and weekends. This role is great for people interested in being creative with other people.
The Lion’s Den
Volunteer in the The Lion’s Den to support family drop in visitors.
Behind the scenes
A small number of volunteers support us behind the scenes including helping us to catalogue and research art works, documenting our archive material and helping to prepare for exhibitions and displays.
You don’t need to know lots about art or art history to become a volunteer at Manchester Art Gallery, we just ask for a commitment to the role, an open mind and a willingness to get involved. We offer opportunities to adults over the age of 18 who live, work or study in the Greater Manchester area.