Our volunteers make Turner’s House special with their skills, time and love for art, architecture and heritage. Become part of an incredible team delivering an exciting programme of activities and events.
Be part of the incredible team that bring J.M.W. Turner’s house and garden to life. Engage with art and local history, experience working at a heritage property, be part of a friendly team and gain new skills.
At Turner’s House in Twickenham, volunteers engage in a wide variety of tasks. The four main volunteer roles are:
Be the face of Turner’s House: Steward
Our stewards provide a high quality, friendly and informative engagement for visitors. They deliver our front of house services and make Sandycombe Lodge accessible for as many people as possible. Download our role description: Steward Role Description
Share your enthusiasm: Guide
Our guides provide a high quality, friendly and informative engagement for visitors by giving tours of Turner’s House. Download our role description: Guide Role Description
Inspire the next generation: Learning
Our learning team provide exciting and engaging workshops for both primary and secondary school pupils as well as weekend holiday workshops for families. Download our role description: Learning Role Description
Lend us your green thumb: Gardening
Our garden team maintains the appearance of the garden of Sandycombe Lodge and helps us to make the garden of Sandycombe Lodge accessible for as many people as possible. Download our role description: Gardening Role Description
Turner’s House offers 4-day work placements (Tues-Fri) for students at the end of Year 11-13 who have an interest in history, art and heritage and who aspire to pursue careers in this area. Work placement students will learn about the day-to-day running of an historic house, as well as the behind-the-scenes work that takes place in planning our public programme and caring for the house and the collection. If you are interested in a work placement at Turner’s House, please fill in an application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that we need a minimum of a months’ notice in order to organise a placement and we may not be able to accommodate your desired date-range.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
If you would like to volunteer with Turner’s House in Twickenham for your Duke of Edinburgh Award, please email email@example.com with the following information:
Name of DofE Centre, and if applicable supervisor
Number of hours of volunteering you would like to do
If you would like to volunteer with Turner’s House in Twickenham for your Arts Award, please look at the Arts Award page under Learning.
To join as a Friend, please see under ‘Support Us’.