The Courtauld's Volunteer Community
Digitising over one million photographs of art and architecture.
Courtauld Volunteers
About Us
Our Mission:
We are welcoming new volunteers! Please read the FAQ and sign up by clicking the Join Us button above. It may take a while for us to get back to you as we are working through a list.
I would highly recommend volunteering at The Courtauld to other friends as a stepping stone to new chapters whether it's to gain personal confidence or to learn new skills
Muny Morgan, Digitisation Volunteer
Volunteers are involved in every step of digitisation. These tasks are very hands on and volunteers learn new skills as they go. Staff are always on hand to support.
Volunteers are currently:

Sorting through the great architectural photographer Anthony Kersting's prints.

Collecting basic metadata around the archives to allow people who will access our materials for free online to have a more easy, logical and coherent experience.

Volunteers also digitally capture and image check items using our Phase One cameras and Capture One software.

Most volunteers try a bit of everything to decide what tasks they enjoy most.
We are running two shifts every weekday: 10:30am-1pm and 2pm - 4:30pm. We also run evening shifts on alternate Wednesdays.

Volunteers may use our tea room or enjoy a break in neighbouring Somerset House or the Strand area.

It's super easy to book a shift through Timecounts and we are happy for you to book on a shift by shift basis in a way that works around your lifestyle.

There's no minimum commitment. We have many volunteers who have attended regularly for over three years but we understand that everyone has different motivations for volunteering and taking part.

We are very happy to reimburse your travel up to £13 a day.

We can't cover lunch expenses, but you are welcome to use our tea room to eat and to store packed lunch.
How You Can Get Involved
Accessibility Statement
On site volunteering
Unfortunately the Conway Library where volunteering takes place is only accessible via multiple sets of stairs. However, we may be able to make alternative arrangements. We are pleased to support remote volunteering opportunities. We are always happy to discuss any physical requirements you may need, contact us at

About this website
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