Volunteers play a central role in helping to organise, preserve and increase access to our archive material, and in supporting visitors to enjoy using it.

Southbank Centre Archive Volunteers

Our drop-in volunteering programme gives anyone the chance to lend a hand with the organisation of our collections on an informal basis, and you do not need to have any prior experience with archives to take part.

find out when our next session is

Based in the Archive Studio, our Collections and Engagement volunteers work alongside professional archivists on a range of individual and small group projects. 

You might conduct research, handle and repackage archive material and create descriptive data using our catalogue software Adlib. There are also opportunities to get involved with digitising archive material and help to develop and deliver displays and events.  

We schedule weekly sessions on a rota basis and ask that volunteers commit to six sessions over each 8 – 12 week volunteering round. 

get in touch

If you are over 18 years old, with an interest in the arts and heritage and in working with diverse groups of people, email archive@southbankcentre.co.uk with the subject line ‘Archive Volunteer’.