Volunteering Opportunities



New Community Access Scheme


As part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund grand to improve the accessibility and learning and engagement at Leighton House Museum, we are planning a new programme for community voluntary groups to access and engage with the museum’s permanent collection.


The Community Access Scheme is a programme for adult and family community voluntary groups / charities, informal education or wellbeing support providers based local to Leighton House Museum. We are particularly interested in engaging with groups that do not visit museums regularly but could benefit from this new programme through admission free of charge and access to our permanent collection, stories and historical spaces in a way that is meaningful and relevant to the groups.


We will provide a free one-day training to the Community Groups Leaders to encourage and support them to lead visits of their group to the museum.


The Community Access Scheme at Leighton House Museum will be launched on Tuesday 16 April, in a Community Groups Networking event.


To find out more about the scheme and to register your interest to join the launch event please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Jana Haragalova on jana.haragalova@rbkc.gov.uk



The Holland Park Circle: Artists Houses Tours


Are you interested in Victorian art?

Would you like to learn more about the group of artists known as the Holland Park Circle?


We are looking for volunteers to take tour groups (max 10 people) on an hour long walking tour around the artists houses located on Holland Park Road and Melbury Road. The tours will uncover the fascinating stories behind the creation of the Holland Park Circle and the external architecture of the studio-houses contemporary to Lord Leighton, eminent Victorian artist and President of the Royal Academy.


The tours will take place every Saturday and Thursday at 11am from April 2019 onwards.


Full training will be given and travel expenses can be covered.


Please contact Tracey Lazarus at tracey.lazarus@rbkc.gov.uk if you are interested.




18 Stafford Terrace needs volunteer room guides when there is Open Access to the public on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon between 2 to 5.30pm.


18 Stafford Terrace is closed to the public over the summer (18 June to 8 September 2018) for conservation and housekeeping.


Volunteers are needed over the summer period every Tuesday to help with the conservation cleaning.


We also sometimes have other roles available for volunteers such as research and administrative roles which will be advertised on the website.


Download Volunteer Role Description - 18 Stafford Terrace [PDF]



Volunteering FAQs

The Volunteering FAQs answers some of the most common questions from those looking for volunteer opportunities.

Download Volunteering FAQs [PDF]


LHM Volunteering Policy

Find out more information about LHMs position regarding volunteering and its commitment to:

  • Positively and actively engaging volunteers in its work
  • Offering fully supported, well-managed volunteer opportunities
  • Following consistent and fair volunteer recruitment and management procedures
  • Providing a duty of care towards its visitors, staff and volunteers

Download LHM Volunteering Policy [PDF] 



Leighton House Museum and 18 Stafford Terrace welcome applications from people with a wide range of skills, experience availability and background to join its friendly and diverse team. If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch with our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Tracey Lazarus on tracey.lazarus@rbkc.gov.uk and submit the following documentation:

  • Registration of Interest form - download the Registration form here [Word doc]
  • Equal Opportunities Form - download the Opportunities form here [Word doc]
  • Short CV


Open daily except Tuesday
10am - 5.30pm
12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ
email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk