If you are interested in contemporary art and would like to volunteer some time to help us deliver our programme of exhibitions, events and offsite projects please get in touch. Volunteering at the gallery is a great way to see behind the scenes, gain an understanding of how we work and meet other people who are interested in contemporary art. We work with you to make sure the time you spend with us is as useful for you as possible – you can get involved in a whole range of things from audience development, exhibition installation and events management to invigilation, research and archiving.

Sorry, but you can only volunteer with Eastside Projects if you are aged 18 or over.

To join our community of volunteers please click on the big orange buttons below and complete the online questionnaires. Then we’ll get back in touch to arrange for you to have an induction and meet the team.


Volunteers at Eastside Projects have access to a Padlet page where they can upload ideas, forms, text, videos, gifs, reading lists, lampposts and tote bags etc… access it by clicking here, enjoy!

We regularly develop Volunteer led projects like ‘Black Box’, which see volunteers work together to devise and create alternative interpretation material for our audiences.

Check out some of the Black Box projects below >>>

The Artists’ House Charrette with Studio Morison, documented by Zunaira Muzaffar

Samara Scott, produced by Laura Onions, Sarah Jerrard-Dinn & Katie Hodson

Display Show, Margin Notes by Katie Hodson and Dolly Kershaw

3-Phase with Nicola Singh 

3-Phase with Larry Achiampong

3-Phase with Mark Essen

3-Phase issues were created by Black Box volunteers Laura Adcock, Yuk Yin Lee, Shumi Mungwira, Tarnya Trainor, Kenizzi Yamalimbu and Oxana Zhigalova.

Freya Dooley produced by Alice Lanham, Saima Zaman, Anunita Chandrasekar, Kasia Wasaznik

The Myth of Eastside – Monster Chetwynd produced by Loren Botica, Chantelle Boyle, Koumal Patel