Volunteer Programme

Norval Foundation Volunteer Programme

Join Norval Foundation’s Volunteer Programme and learn about the operations of a museum, art, hospitality and much more.
Volunteers are an extremely important resource to museums worldwide.

Facilitating the visitor experience, they create a strong and seamless link between visitors and staff.

Position Details

Period/duration: 1 year
Time commitment: 3 weekdays and 1 weekend per month, a total of 5 days a month
Working hours: 9am – 5pm with a 1/2-hour lunch and 2 x 15 minutes tea breaks
Report to: Norval Public Programme Coordinator, Vicky Lekone
Recognition and compensation: museum membership, educational enrichment, access to special events, a Certificate of Acknowledgement after the one-year period
Remuneration: R300/day


• Conduct free daily tours
• Assist with Norval public programming
• Help with museum research
• Assist in shop
• Perform security duties
• Assist with kids’ activities
• Ensure health and safety of visitors and staff; make sure that social distancing is maintained and that visitors are wearing masks
• Assist with Norval public programming/ Provide general information to visitors
• Scan tickets, membership cards and help at front desk
• Ensure protection of artworks, no contact/touching by visitors


Matric certificate, individuals with a keen interest in art, culture, people, museums, education, and conservation.

How to apply

Download the application form here, complete it and send to info@norvalfoundation.org with the subject line “Application Volunteer Programme” and a personal statement that motivates why you would fit the position (interest, skills and experiences you can offer) and why you’re interested in Norval Foundation (max of 300 words).
• All prospective candidates will be interviewed.


Successful candidates will be trained by Norval Foundation staff in each department.
Training will cover
• art, exhibitions, duties and how to help visitors connect and explore Norval Foundation.
• Additional materials such as worksheets, exhibition guides will be provided.
• All volunteers will receive a handbook outlining their duties.

Dress code

Candidates must follow Norval Foundation’s dress code of white, black or navy attire. Candidates should be neat and reflect the standards of a world-class museum.