We are very proud of what we deliver and none of it would be possible without our volunteers.

We are always looking for additional talent to bring new skills and a fresh perspective to our team. Everyone is welcome to join the Watts family!

If you enjoy art and meeting new people, learning something new or developing your skills and opportunities, why not join our award-winning volunteer programme?

To find out more call us on 07990 954 408 or email volunteers@wattsgallery.org.uk

How you can get involved


Supporting creative learning workshops

Two members of staff look at a book in the archive, there is a shelf of books behind them

Helping our Collections and Exhibition team

A volunteer stands in front of a group by the highly-decorated Watts Chapel black door

Delivering talks and tours

Volunteer crouches down whilst gardening


We're particularly looking for people to help in the Historic Galleries and Limnerslease: Artists' Home during our opening hours. You will welcome visitors, answer queries, and develop and share your knowledge about George and Mary Watts, their life, home, and practice.

Our volunteers enjoy a range of benefits:

A volunteer stands in front of a group by the highly-decorated Watts Chapel black door

Skills development

Be part of a like-minded and passionate group of people with chances to develop skills and gain experience
A group of three hold drinks and chat outside the gallery


Regular catch-ups including volunteer update meetings and a summer party
A young woman looks at examples of Compton pottery in a glass display case

Free admission

Free admission to Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, with free tickets to share with friends and family
Xa, Director of the Ashmolean stands at the podium, he addresses a group of people in the gallery


Invitations to talks, events and exhibition preview evenings
Ceramics on shelves and dresses on mannequins


Discounts in our Shop and Tea Shop
Five gardening volunteers and a dog pose for a photo in the woodlands

Gardening Volunteers at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Two visitors look at a portraits hung in the gallery