Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age


Do you have a few hours to spare? If you have an interest in heritage, craft or design, or just want to meet new friends and learn new skills, we’d love to hear from you!

Our museum hosts exhibitions, talks, and workshops, as well as guided tours and school groups, which is all made possible thanks to our fantastic William Morris Society volunteers.

We are currently looking for volunteers to join our friendly team in these areas:

  • Front of House
  • Learning and outreach
  • Tour guiding

Scroll down to read more information about each role, and click on the links below to read our Volunteering Policy and Volunteer Charter.

WMS Volunteering Policy Jan 18

WMS Volunteer Charter January 2018

If you are interested in any of these volunteering opportunities then we would love to hear from you. Please send us an email to stating the role that you’re interested in with a little bit about who you are and why you’re interested in volunteering with us.


Current Volunteer roles:

Front of House: This public facing role involves welcoming visitors to the William Morris Society, supervising temporary exhibitions and enhancing visitors’ experience at the Society’s museum.  It would suit anyone who enjoys working with people and is eager to share their enthusiasm for Morris. The duties also include serving customers and managing stock in our gift shop during public opening hours and at special events.

Learning and outreach: The aim of this role is to assist Society staff in planning and delivering sessions for school groups and family learning workshops at Kelmscott House and outreach sessions at other sites. This would suit someone who would like to share their passion for art, design and history and who has experience of working with schools or young people.

Tour Guides: Volunteers with some knowledge of Morris, the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts & Crafts movement are needed to give weekday tours to groups. This would suit someone who enjoys engaging with new audiences and sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm.