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Current Swansea University students can register with the Swansea University HEAR awards to recognise their volunteering with us.

For a bronze award a volunteer must complete criteria for one role, for silver criteria for two roles, and for gold criteria for three roles. At the end of your time at Swansea University, the awards will be added to your final degree transcript.

Volunteer roles are listed on this pageVolunteers can fulfil more than one role, e.g. they can be both a Gallery Assistant and an Educational Assistant. Some roles however are progressive, for example, to become an Educational Leader you must first become an Educational Assistant.

All volunteer roles must actively support the museum’s mission in the interpretation and care of Egyptian archaeological material and related documentation for the education and entertainment of the public. They will do this by actively practising the three core roles of the museum in any role they undertake:

Preservation of the collection


Widening participation.

How do I get involved?

Complete the application form and forward to the Museum Volunteer Manager who will acknowledge your application, and send for your two references. Please follow subsequent instructions to apply for a DBS check.  Once received contact the Museum Volunteer Manager and when your references are returned, they will organise a date for your induction.

Download Volunteer Application Form

What time commitment is there, and when can I volunteer?

Student volunteers can volunteer at any point Tuesday to Saturday between 10am to 4pm. We are flexible at the Egypt Centre and recognise volunteers likely have other commitments. For further information on volunteering, or clarification, please contact the Museum Volunteer Manager:

Syd Howells
The Egypt Centre, Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Swansea University

Tel: 01792 606065

E-mail: l.s.j.howells@swansea.ac.uk