This week we are taking part in the national celebrations for the annual Volunteers Week. Volunteers at The Lightbox fulfil a wide range of roles from greeting visitors, helping to preserve the Heritage Collection, acting as tour guides and lending a hand at special events. We are proud to be part of the scheme which dedicates the first week of June to thanking those who generously offer their time and skills.

We chatted to some of our many volunteers and asked them, 'what do you enjoy most about volunteering at The Lightbox?'

“Coming from a non-artistic professional background, I have found volunteering at The Lightbox an invaluable learning experience. The huge range of works on display has taught me so much about art in general. I was first drawn to The Lightbox because it is such a beautiful building and I have thoroughly enjoyed volunteering”

Hillary Witts 

“I thoroughly enjoy meeting and greeting visitors, as I feel that it’s a vital part of the experience of visiting The Lightbox. I have learned so much since starting 18 months ago, particularly about Modern art. I always look forward to coming here to see what I can learn next – and to enjoying the best cup of coffee in Woking!”

Richard Langtree


Richard Langtree 

Liz Gout 

“I am a member of NADFAS so art and culture is a large part of my life. I enjoy spending time with the large range of visitors to The Lightbox from older people to children and the atmosphere that goes hand-in-hand with such a unique place. I feel incredibly happy while volunteering here.”

Liz Grout

“I have lived and worked in Woking all my life and feel that The Lightbox is a very important part of the town and the community. I wanted to volunteer at The Lightbox because of the sense of happiness I feel every time I walk through the door. It has been a fantastic way to meet people.”

Di Farndale

Thank you to all of our volunteers who shared their experiences. We are always keen to welcome new volunteers to the team, if you are interested in volunteering at a gallery and museum, contact Katie Hughes at [email protected].