Your local Museum needs you!

New Year, New Challenge

We are growing our invaluable team of volunteers; would you like to join us?

• Volunteering with us is a chance to try something new, share expertise, develop your skills, gain experience and contribute to our charitable work.
• Become part of our supportive team with flexible opportunities from giving a warm and friendly welcome to visitors to behind-the-scenes projects.
Please see the role descriptions below for more details.

Why should you volunteer with us?

As a charity, the River & Rowing Museum is Henley’s sole permanent heritage and cultural organisation. From our location next to the River Thames we house the national rowing collection and showcase internationally significant art for our community to enjoy, including the only gallery in the country dedicated to local Modern British artist, John Piper. Our Learning Programme works with 20,000 people each year to inspire learning, celebrate creativity and build participation.

Volunteers are eligible for:

• Free admission to the Museum
• 10% discount on admission for up to two friends or family
• 10% discount on children’s workshops and adult lectures
• 10% discount in the Museum shop and café
• Biannual social events
• Invitation to Private Views
• Quarterly Volunteer Newsletter

Current opportunities:

‘Elmer and Friends’ Volunteer Gallery Assistant
Can you help us to bring the colourful world of ‘Elmer and Friends’ to life? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our family friendly exhibition. Become an ‘Elmer and Friends’ Volunteer Gallery Assistant. No previous experience required.
Click here to download the Elmer and Friends Gallery Assistant Role Description final

Visitor Welcome Volunteer
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support an experienced Front of House team in providing a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors, enabling them to feel safe and confident whilst having a fantastic museum experience.
Click here to download the Volunteer Role Description

Grounds Maintenance Volunteer
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us maintain the Museum grounds to ensure they are accessible, enjoyable areas for our visitors and encourage nature to thrive. Can you help us?
Click here to download the Grounds Maintenance Volunteer Role Description

Museum Maintenance Volunteer
Do you have an eye for detail and enjoy a challenge? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support us with light building maintenance and technical support for our exhibits. Can you help us?
Click here to download the Museum Maintenance Volunteer Role Description – River & Rowing Museum

Maintenance, Curatorial and Education:  if you are interested in volunteering with our maintenance, curatorial or education departments, please get in touch so we can keep you updated as opportunities arise.

How to get involved:
Please complete the Volunteer Enquiry Form and email it to Juliet Harris, Volunteer Coordinator at or send it to Volunteering, The River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 1BF.

If you have any questions regarding volunteering with use please email or call 01491 415 600.

Click here to download the Volunteer Enquiry Form.