Volunteer activities and recruitment are currently on hold due to the museum’s closure – further information will be added when possible on applying to join the team.
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.”