Please note, the Piper Gallery will be closed between the 27th Nov and 7th December for essential maintenance works. Explore our website to discover John Piper while the gallery is temporarily closed. Discover John Piper

Volunteer with us


Volunteering is for everyone so we strive to make our opportunities inclusive and accessible. Get in touch to discuss how we can support your volunteering journey, or to register interest in a role.

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Why volunteer with 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.

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.

By volunteering with us, you help us share the joy of the river through its art and stories.

An older woman wearing a white top replaces a book onto its shelf in the library. Behind her on the wall is a framed black and white photograph of a man.



Free admission to the Museum


10% off admission for up to two friends or family


10% off on children’s workshops and adult lectures


10% discount in the Museum shop and Café


Biannual social events


Invitation to Private Views


Travel expenses

Current Opportunities

Become a Collections Project Volunteer

Get up close to our archives and behind-the-scenes access to our object stores! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our Curatorial Team in documenting and caring for our internationally significant collections.

Download Collections Project Volunteer job description

Register your interest

Two volunteers in blue jackets carefully wrap an old purple book in tissue paper
A man and a woman wearing name badges stand, smiling, in the Rowing Gallery with boats on display behind them.

Visitor Welcome Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our experienced Front of House team in providing a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors, ensuring they have a fantastic museum experience.

Download Visitor Welcome Volunteer job description

Register your interest

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?
A man is raking up loose grass and weeds in the dappled shade beside a pond

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