Become part of the Old Op Team and help ensure the long-term future of the oldest operating theatre in Europe.

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret is a medical museum located in the attic of an 18th-century church, once a part of the old St Thomas’ Hospital.  It is governed by the Lord Brock Trust, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered charity number 1155078.  There are ten trustees and a further team of three part-time employees.  The Museum is open 2 days per week and is currently rebuilding its offer after the impact of Covid-19.

Please read the role descriptions below and if you would like to apply, please complete our Volunteer Registration Form (Word .docx download) and email to

RoleWebsite Support Volunteer
TasksAs a website support volunteer, you are a key person in ensuring our virtual visitors have a great experience.  Based in the Museum or remotely, the role includes:
– Update previous blogs with correct image and reference detail
-Add new blogs that have already been written with correct city of references and images
-Embed virtual games and puzzles, already created
-Ensure all posts are correctly tagged and categorised
-Opportunity to produce new content
-Interrogate the google analytic data
Skills & CommitmentThis role would interest you if you:
– Are inquisitive and analytical
– Have attention to detail
– Have good communication skills, both written and oral
– Have access to a computer and the internet
– Are quick to learn new skills, in particular in digital software
– Have an interest in or knowledge of the history of medicine
– Are a team-player but can work individually using your own initiative
– Are keen to learn about the Museum’s history and its collection
– Can spare a few hours on a regular basis
BenefitsThis is a voluntary role and no payment for your work can be made, but we can offer:
– A friendly and welcoming environment
– Training and support in all areas of the role
– An enjoyable experience
– References for future employers
– £10 per day towards travel and sustenance expenses
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If this sounds like the role for you, then complete the Volunteer Registration Form (Word .docx download) and email to