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Make new friends, work with an amazing collection and gain new skills. Come and join our team of talented volunteers and you'll help make a real difference.

It’s the skills, knowledge and passion of our volunteers that helps to make our museum special. With exciting roles across the museum, our volunteers have an opportunity to make a positive impact on our visitors and enhance our understanding of the collection.

Current volunteering roles

Power Up support volunteer

Deadline: TBC

Power UP is back for 2022! We are looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers, with an interest in gaming. Volunteers will act as event hosts, helping to ensure that ticket holders have a great experience.

You can download details of the role and all application information here, and if you have any questions our Volunteer Management Team will be happy to help. Simply email us at

Manchester Science Festival events volunteer

Deadline: 15 September 2022

Manchester Science Festival returns from Friday 21 – Sunday 30 October 2022 with an unmissable programme featuring world premieres, inspiring experiences and entertaining events, all aimed at exploring what makes us human and asking the question, 'What does the future hold for humanity?'

If you are interested in volunteering for the festival, you can download further details here. To apply, email us at for an application form.

Turn It Up Exhibition Engagement Volunteer

Deadline: 18 September 2022

We are creating a team of enthusiastic Volunteers to be part of our new upcoming immersive exhibition, Turn It Up: The power of music. The exhibition will be a riotous, hands-on experience that will encourage us all to feel, to remember and to reflect on what music means to us and the lives of others.

If you are interested in volunteering for this role, you can download further details here. To apply, email us at for an application form.

STEM Ambassadors

If you have a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) background and would like to share your knowledge and experience with young people, then you could become a STEM Ambassador. Check our STEM section to learn more about the STEM Ambassadors Programme and the STEM Ambassador Hub Trans-Pennine managed by the Science Museum Group.

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