Volunteers needed - History and archives project

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support ArtCare's History project with both collection care, digitising and recording; as well as hands-on experience to share Salisbury District Hospital's healthcare archive and medical collection with the wider community.

Archive volunteer role includes:

  • scanning photographs, letters, plans and articles
  • researching and recording information about objects and archive items
  • inputting details into museum collection database

Activity volunteer role includes:

  • acting as guides during 'back-room tours' and temporary exhibitions
  • supporting Project Lead during talks and outreach events
  • assisting with delivery of hands-on history/creative workshops with public

Appropriate training and ongoing support will be provided by ArtCare. As a volunteer you will benefit from developing your personal and teamwork skills and gaining valuable work experience. Download our history and archive volunteer leaflet for more details. To register your interest please email Lesley Meaker.

Exhibiting - 3D artists

artwork on display in sculpture courtyard - ArtCare

For large external pieces such as stone sculpture, bronze, willow, and installation art we have a locked external courtyard off the main corridor on Level 4, SDH North. Pieces are viewed from inside through large windows. Click here to email ArtCare's exhibition organiser, Lesley Meaker, to find out more.

Temporary Exhibitions - 2D artists

Lesley Meaker hanging an exhibition

ArtCare has a temporary exhibition space along the main hospital corridors and regularly programmes individual artists and groups to display 2D artworks in a variety of media. Exhibitions are programmed 18 months in advance.

Download general guidelines for exhibiting 2D artworks at the hospital

If you are interested in exhibiting either 2D or 3D artwork please email Lesley Meaker with details about the work you would like to display and your availability.


cleaning the petal installation under A&E ramp

Want to bring your skills and experience to Arts in Health? ArtCare welcomes volunteers and will match the skills volunteers bring to different tasks.

Click here to read more about what it's like to volunteer for ArtCare including the benefits to you.

If you are interested involunteering please contact Lesley Meaker, Exhibition Organiser to discuss in more detail.

Work Experience

ArtCare provides opportunities for students interested in art to spend time working with the team gaining an insight into arts in health. Tasks are varied and you can expect to be involved in practical artwork as well as associated administrative tasks.

"Everyone in the ArtCare team has been very supportive and positive... I am happy that I chose to have my work experience here, as it has given me an improved understanding of the ArtCare department and the general workplace. I would definitely recommend applying for a placement here."
(Jaye Sheppard, student)

Students in Years 10 and 11, as well as A-level and degree students have all been on placements with ArtCare. The duration of placements is normally one week full-time, but other options can be considered.

How to apply for work experience

Applications for work experience must be received between Sept-Dec for a placement the following spring. This is to allow all necessary checks to be carried out and for ArtCare to plan your activities.

If you are interested, please email or write to: Jo Jarvis, Voluntary Services, HR Dept, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, SP2 8BJ