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We love involving volunteers in the work we do and we want to give opportunities to as wide a range of people as possible. Volunteers bring a wealth of experience and get involved for many different reasons; a love of art; to gain employability skills; social contact; and many more. We welcome everyone and hope to be able to support volunteers in their aims as much as they support us in ours.

‘The main reason I volunteer here is because of my keen interest in contemporary art. It means I can do what I enjoy being around the artwork, as well as helping further my studies.

I find my volunteering here particularly enjoyable as I can either be on the galleries welcoming visitors in my Gallery Host role, or be a part of the internal workings of the gallery in my office role.’

Our roles

Gallery Host Volunteers

Enhance our visitors’ experience by being involved on our galleries. This role is key in upholding our high levels of customer services. Commitment level: at least twice a month, available Monday – Sunday. No current vacancies

Learning Volunteers

Support Artists in the delivery of our learning programme for schools and families. Commitment level: at least twice a month, available Monday – Sunday. No current vacancies

Events Volunteers

Support the events we run throughout the year which range from large-scale (eg Print Fair), to talks and performances. You could be helping to set up/take down the venue, supporting artists, helping visitors and lots more. No current vacancies

Office Volunteers

We involve volunteers in many of our office roles such as administration, in our volunteering office, PR to name but a few. Commitment level varies according to the role. No current vacancies

Our current opportunities

We are currently advertising for a Communications Volunteer to support our Communications & Development team. Please read the further information below.  If you would like to apply, please email RyanJohnson@HepworthWakefield.org  by 9am on Monday 20 August telling him in no more than 300 words why you are interested in the opportunity and what you would bring to the role. Download a role description below.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Communications Volunteer role description