Volunteering FAQs

Frequently asked questions about volunteering at House of Illustration.

Before contacting us, please check if we've already answered your query below! Due to the extremely high volume of enquiries we receive, the quickest way for you to get an answer is to check these frequently asked questions.

What does volunteering at House of Illustration involve?

Our volunteers make up a large part of our Front of House team. We provide training for invigilating our galleries, running our front desk and shop and giving tours of our exhibitions.

Some volunteers are able to work on on our Education programme, helping illustrators to run courses, masterclasses and family and schools’ workshops.

As a volunteer at House of Illustration, you can get involved with the Canopy Market and the biannual House of Illustration Fair, apply to have your work stocked in our gallery shop and apply for occasional paid shifts in our shop and at our events.

How much time do I need to be able to commit as a volunteer?

We ask that volunteers commit to two full days or four half-days a month for a minimum period of 16 weeks.

I would like to volunteer! How do I get in contact?

Thank you for wanting to volunteer at House of Illustration! Please send your CV and a short statement of max 250 words to volunteer@houseofillustration.org.uk, explaining why you want to volunteer with us and any relevant previous experience.

Please note we are only able to accept applications from those who are 18+.

I have an enquiry about a work placement for myself or on behalf of another organisation.

As a very small team, we are unlikely to have the capacity to facilitate placements, but you are welcome to get in touch with an outline of hours required and areas of interest. Please send your request to volunteer@houseofillustration.org.uk.

Please note we are only able to accept applications from those who are 18+.

To apply to be a volunteer or for any other enquiries relating to volunteering, please contact volunteer@houseofillustration.org.uk.