Applications for volunteering open at the beginning of each term.
If you are a University of Reading student, please go to Campus Jobs at the start of term to see the roles that are currently available.
If you are not a University of Reading student, please send us an email.
We can only accept volunteers aged 18+
Volunteering is very popular, and we may not be able to offer a position to every applicant.
Enriching student experience
The Cole Museum of Zoology is an integral part of teaching at the University of Reading, and students are at the heart of what we do.
This is reflected in how the museum runs, from pest checks to packing to specimen conservation to fundraising and outreach events – our volunteer team is involved in all aspects of looking after our collections. Not only does this provide students with the opportunity to add a whole host of unique skills to their CV’s, but aids in their zoological learning too!
We also welcome members of the local community to our team; an interest in museums and animals is all you need.
The lifeblood of the Cole Museum doesn’t flow within our specimens; it is our volunteer team!