Volunteers

We often have volunteer opportunities at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in Hertfordshire.

Volunteering with one of our teams offers first-hand insight into the work of one of the world's most notable sculptors and the chance to experience the day to day operation of an international arts organisation. Our volunteers help us to continue Henry Moore's mission to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts.

There are currently no vacancies for volunteers at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, nor in the Henry Moore Archive.

Current volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Guides

We are currently looking for enthusiastic people to join our community of Volunteer Guides at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. Volunteer Guides help bring Henry Moore's work to life by guiding our educational and group visitors. Training is provided and benefits include free entry and tickets for friends as well as volunteer social events.  

“It is wonderful to trace Henry Moore life, from his poor childhood in Yorkshire, to a stellar international career, as Britain's most famous sculptor. We take school children on a magical tour of the gardens, introducing them to shape and form on a monumental scale. There is lots to learn initially but then there is plenty of fun imparting that knowledge to visitors who come to experience the studio and gardens. We learn by shadowing the more experienced guides and then consolidate that learning through watching videos and studying handouts from the curatorial team. The staff at HMF are very supportive of their team of guides. It is a very rewarding way to volunteer”

Wendy Train, Volunteer Guide

For more information about becoming a Volunteer Guide, please download the information pack below:

Volunteer guides job description (.doc, 50kb)

If you are interested in applying, please contact us via e-mail: recruitment@henry-moore.org

Volunteer Gardners

We are also looking for Volunteer Gardeners to help maintain the sculpture gardens at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. The gardens were designed by Moore and his wife Irina, they are predominantly rural in appearance and comprise approximately 70 acres of ponds, hedgerows, orchards, sheep fields, woodlands, lawns and a small kitchen garden. Maintaining such a diverse area offers a variety of challenges for our small garden staff and team of volunteers. Garden volunteers can choose of work on specific projects or across the whole estate. No experience is necessary and we can offer various levels of commitment.

For more information and to express your interest, please contact us via email: recruitment@henry-moore.org