By volunteering at Hampshire Cultural Trust, you can make a real difference to your local community and enrich your own life, too.

From working with our collections to running Make Do and Mend sessions, maintaining our gardens to giving our visitors a warm and friendly welcome, there is a volunteer role to suit you. There are so many benefits to volunteering: you can learn new skills or share those you already have, meet new people or pursue a passion.

Here's what some of our volunteers say about why they volunteer at Hampshire Cultural Trust:

Two volunteers looking at a ceramic pot

"I absolutely recommend volunteering for Hampshire Cultural Trust. I volunteer at Milestones to combat loneliness, to interact with the community, build confidence and create and share memories with visitors."

"Starting volunteering, I wanted to give back to the town that has given me so much all my life and to meet like-minded people. Now, it is interesting, social and you feel genuinely appreciated by everybody. It feels good to give back."


"I love volunteering at the Red House as you never know what the day will bring. It is very difficult to choose a favourite part of the site – I love the garden and it can be so peaceful, and thanks to our dedicated team of gardeners, it looks wonderful in summer. The Gallery has interesting displays and helps me to appreciate art more. I would recommend volunteering with HCT you just never know who you will meet."

Whether you are looking to commit for a few hours a week or are after a short-term project, our volunteer roles offer flexibility, enjoyment and a chance to develop both yourself and others.

Man dressed in World War I uniform

Head over to these articles on our blog, Culture on Call, where you can read more about what it’s like to be a Hampshire Cultural Trust volunteer.

Notes from a volunteer at the West End Centre, Aldershot

Meet a front of house volunteer at the Allen Gallery

The significance of volunteering: a personal perspective

How to apply

If you would like to apply, please complete our online application form, using the button below.

Application Form

Hampshire Cultural Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring service.

Applicants successful at interview may be required to undergo Disclosure and Barring service checks as applicable to the role.

We’re proud to be a part of NLHF’s Heritage Innovation Fund initiative which is helping us develop a new volunteering strategy and programme in 2023.


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  • Garden volunteer Red House Museum
  • Archaeology volunteer
  • Working on the vehicles collections
  • Volunteer at Westbury Manor
  • Westbury Manor Shop
  • Stocktaking at the Willis Museum
  • Volunteering at Allen Gallery
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