Volunteer activities and recruitment. If you are keen to volunteer, please contact us. We normally take new volunteers at the beginning of each term. Volunteering is popular, so you will have to apply and may not be offered a position.
The lifeblood of the Cole Museum doesn’t flow within our specimens; it is our volunteer team!
Volunteering at the Cole Museum is amazing – but don’t take our word for it!
Gaia Zwiers, BSc Zoology student
“When deciding on which University I would go to, the prospect of volunteering at the Cole Museum of Zoology was one of the reasons which made me ultimately choose Reading – and now, having volunteered there for the last few years, I can confidently say it was the right choice. The Cole Museum team made me feel right at home – and I now have a newly found passion for dead things in jars!”
Grace Staines, BSc Zoology student
“It should not be understated how valuable the Cole Museum volunteering opportunity is. It is a fantastic experience dealing with the fluid specimens, there is staggering variety in the collection and being able to observe so many specimens really enhances my understanding in my Zoology studies.”