Volunteers give vital support to the Artists' Village, contributing in many different ways from engaging with visitors as stewards in the galleries to supporting our Curatorial Team to assisting at events and workshops. Discover all the Artists' Village has to offer while acquiring new skills and meeting likeminded people.

Watts Gallery Trust is an independent charity, and we rely on the commitment of over 300 volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds and age groups. Join us at an upcoming volunteer open morning to meet current staff and volunteers and to learn more about joining our team.

For more information, contact our Visitor Services Manager on 01483 813 580 or email visitorservices@wattsgallery.org.uk.


Watts Gallery Trust is fully committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact difference has on our teams. We are proud to partner with Creative Access on our recruitment.

About Watts Gallery – Artists' Village

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is located in Compton, near Guildford, in the Surrey Hills. Founded in 1904, Watts Gallery Trust promotes the enjoyment and understanding of the art of George Frederic Watts and Mary Watts who established a home and studios here in the 1890's.

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village encompasses a unique group of Arts & Crafts buildings: Watts Gallery, Watts Studios, Watts Chapel and the Pottery Buildings which house a thriving Shop and Tea Shop.

Paid Opportunity for Artists: Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain

Deadline: Monday 30 November 2020 Watts Gallery – Artists' Village (WGAV) is pleased to announce a paid opportunity for an artist who is interested in participating in a collaborative project, which forms part of Watts Gallery Trust's winter exhibition Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain (December 2020-21 March 2021).

Art and Action: Call for Artist Download
Call For Artist: Application form Download
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form Download