video placeholder'SOU FUJIMOTO: FUTURES OF THE FUTURE' in the Gallery at Japan House London, Image by Lee Mawdsley


Volunteers are a recognised and highly valued part of Japan House London. Working alongside other volunteers and staff, the aim is to provide an exceptional visitor experience, maintain the highest standards and create a professional, informative and friendly environment for all.

Volunteers give their time freely to support Japan House. We recognise that we benefit enormously from this and, in return for your time, abilities and enthusiasm, we hope to give you an opportunity to develop your skills and interests, and to meet new people.

Who are our volunteers?

A volunteer is anyone who supports Japan House by offering their time, commitment, skills and energy for free. A volunteer should be committed to the volunteer hours we agree, with a minimum engagement of three months and at least two three-hour shifts per month.
Japan House involves volunteers from age 16 upwards, with no upper age limit.

Our volunteers include individuals engaged in long-term or short-term roles and projects, those on work placements, HE and graduate students on internships, school students on work experience placements, and others.

Volunteer Roles

Volunteers undertake many different roles at Japan House. You might like working with our guests, explaining our exhibitions and programming, helping to run activities and events. Alternatively, you might prefer to work in our offices, or out in the community.

Some examples of the volunteer roles we have are:

Welcome Host Volunteer

Working alongside our Visitor Experience team to assist guests and enhance their visit. For further information on this role please read the Welcome Host Volunteer Role Description (PDF).

Administration Volunteer

Helping behind the scenes in our offices to make sure Japan House runs smoothly. For further information on this role please read the Administration Volunteer Role Description (PDF).

Volunteer Guide

Providing guided tours to guests and corporate clients. For further information on this role please read the Volunteer Guide Role Description (PDF).

Events Volunteer

Supporting the needs of special events hosted at Japan House, particularly during evenings and weekends. For further information on this role please read the Events Volunteer Role Description (PDF).

If you are interested in joining us, we would like to hear from you.

Download the Volunteer Form

Please send the completed form to volunteers@japanhouselondon.uk quoting JHLVOL2019 in the subject line.

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