We are happy to welcome all who wish to help at the Hermitage, be part of a team of like-minded individuals, and express their interest in the preservation of cultural heritage.
The State Hermitage Volunteer Programme began in May 2003 to help the museum’s various departments in celebrating the anniversary of St. Petersburg.
During this time, cooperation between the volunteers and the museum’s departments has been established, identifying priority areas of activity and beyond. As a result of being directly connected with the inner workings of the museum, the programme provides practical training for students of both Russian and foreign universities.
Since its inception, the programme has grown into a team of people dedicated to their work; among which are representatives of different nationalities, ages and professions. Currently, volunteers from Russia, Switzerland, USA, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and many other countries help the Hermitage. They are comprised of linguists, art historians, journalists, teachers, managers. The cooperation of professionals allows the Hermitage to develop very interesting projects. It is encouraging that even after their departure from Russia, volunteers strive to maintain a relationship with the museum. As a result, today the programme’s volunteers form of a wide network of international contacts.
How to become a Volunteer:
You must be at least 15 to become a volunteer at the museum. Interview and probationary period are required for the programme.
Detailed information should be sent to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org after which you can arrange an interview by phone on (812) 710-9876.
We invite you to participate in our programme and we will be glad to see you in the ranks of the volunteers of the State Hermitage Museum.
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