Volunteer with us

Volunteers are essential to all that we do at the RWA. We aim to empower and engage everyone who takes part in our volunteering programme. We are always looking for enthusiastic and reliable individuals, of all backgrounds, aged 16+, to join our friendly and diverse volunteer community.

Read the Volunteer Role Description below to find out how you can get involved.

Benefits of volunteering with us include:

  • The opportunity to be make an important contribution to a leading UK art organisation alongside a friendly and dedicated team of volunteers and staff
  • Behind-the-scenes access to exhibitions including exclusive tours and talks
  • Training opportunities including art handling and gallery maintenance
  • Further opportunities to develop professional skillset by leading tours, assisting with events and workshops and more
  • The opportunity to meet and network with some of the UK’s leading artists
  • Social events
  • Free entry to all RWA exhibitions
  • Discounts in the RWA shop and café

To apply:

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the decision to close the RWA to the public, we have decided to close volunteer applications until further notice. If you have already applied and have not yet heard from us, we will be in touch shortly to discuss future opportunities. Thank you for supporting the RWA.

If you have any further questions about volunteering at the RWA please contact us at:



Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX

Once your application has been processed, we will contact you by email to arrange an induction.

Volunteer Role Description

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