"Volunteering at The Hepworth Wakefield has been an excellent experience! I have met lots of new people and it is great creative atmosphere to learn more about working in the art gallery industry and also gain valuable skills and work experience too! I have received positive feedback from visitors who have been to THW to spend a family day out together at the gallery and it is nice to hear that I have played a vital part in assisting there visit and helping them have an enjoyable and fun time together!"

Fran Mitchell, Volunteer

Volunteers are integral to the success of The Hepworth Wakefield and are involved in many roles across the organisation; from welcoming our visitors; supporting our learning programme; supporting back office teams with data entry; and many more.

Our current opportunities are listed below:


We are looking to boost our team of Gallery Host volunteers to support us through The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture and beyond. This will be an exciting time to join us as we exhibit ambitious works by the four short-listed artists. During the period of the Prize (21 October 2016 until 19 February 2017), we are expecting increased visitor numbers and your support will be key in enhancing our visitors’ experience and maintaining our high levels of customer service.

You will find more information about the role by clicking the link at the top-right of the screen.

If you are interested in applying, then please complete the volunteer application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and submit to volunteer@hepworthwakefield.org.

Please note, that if after interview you are selected, you will need to attend a half day’s training on Saturday 15 October.