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Find out how you can support Kettle’s Yard through volunteering

Volunteering at Kettle’s Yard

Kettle’s Yard hugely values its team of volunteers, who have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Everyone aged 16 and over is welcome to volunteer, and we encourage interest from new voices and perspectives.

There are 4 main volunteer teams at Kettle’s Yard:

  • Learning and Community
  • Front of House
  • Garden
  • Music

Read on to find out more.

Watch this video to hear from past and current volunteers and learn how you can get involved.

Learning and Community Volunteers

Learning and Community volunteers help welcome guests to our schools, family and community programmes, and assist our artists and learning team in the practicalities of running workshops. This can include mid-week morning school visits, Studio Sundays, and on-site and off-site workshops in the school holidays.

Photo by Josh Murfitt

Front of House Volunteers

Front of House volunteers help provide a warm welcome to visitors and support them to have a positive experience throughout their visit to Kettle’s Yard. Front of House volunteering will restart in May 2024.

Garden Volunteers

Garden volunteers assist with the care and upkeep of the Kettle’s Yard cottage garden, from late spring to early autumn each year. This generally takes place on Mondays, but there is some flexibility about this.

A photo of a cottage nestled amongst greenery, with steps leading into it.

Music Volunteers

Music volunteers help provide a warm welcome for audiences to our concerts, which take place on Thursday evenings during Cambridge University term time.

Become a Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering with any of these teams, please download and complete an expression of interest form and return it to You can also collect and return a form at the Kettle’s Yard front desk.

Download the expression of interest form

Internships and Placements

Paid internships and employment are advertised on our jobs page. We are unable to accept speculative inquiries for internships or placements.

Please note that volunteering is not equivalent to an internship, studentship or work experience.

Further Information

Can’t find what you’re looking for here? If you do want to give more of your time or get involved in the wider cultural landscape of Cambridge we recommend that you reach out to the University of Cambridge Museums or The Museum of Cambridge to hear about their volunteering opportunities. Whatever your skill level or experience, there are opportunities for you to get involved with and support the museums.