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The Charity

Samuel Johnson

17 Gough Square



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Dr Johnson’s House has a dedicated team of volunteers who provide invaluable support to our two members of staff, aiding the smooth running of the house.

Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people and gain behind-the-scenes experience in a small historic house, and we recurit people of all ages and backgrounds to join our friendly volunteer team.

Read the blogs of former office volunteers, who discuss their experience of volunteering at Dr Johnson's House:

Making the Acquaintance of A Dictionary of The English Language (.pdf)PDF image for Volunteer Blog document
Journal of a Tour to the Archives (.pdf)PDF image for Volunteer Blog document
Falling in Love with Dr Johnson (.pdf)PDF image for Volunteer blog document 

Owing to the small size of the organisation, please note that no travel expenses can be offered and no employment opportunities are available at the end of the period.

Current Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for a front desk volunteer, please download the pdf for more information.

2022 Dr Johnson's House Volunteering roles(.pdf)PDF image for Volunteer blog document

Cleaning books in the library collection
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