Our main volunteering opportunities can be split into four main groups: administration, collections, public programmes and events.
Would you love to volunteer but don’t have the time to make a regular commitment? We run an exciting programme of ‘one-off’ events at our museums, for which we need volunteers to help. No experience is necessary just lots of enthusiasm and a 'hands on' approach.
There are many departments where assisting with administrative and clerical tasks are of enormous value. This may include helping staff with computer or data entry, or office tasks such as filing or envelope stuffing for mail-outs.
Within collections you will mostly be behind the scenes helping us with essential support work - from sorting and labelling specimens of materials, cataloguing or archiving collections to re-housing or packing items to literature research, depending on your own skills and experiences.
Within this area there may be opportunities as a volunteer guide, assisting with visitor surveys, helping with workshops and activities for all age groups.
National Museum of Scotland
The Development team has responsibility for capital and revenue fundraising and seek a volunteer to support them in desk based and event activities in a busy department of a leading National Museum.
When required: This can be flexible, and could fit in with other volunteering, employment or study commitments, but it is hoped the person could dedicate at least a half day a week to the role and possibly some evening volunteering too.
For a full description of the opportunity and an application form please download the information below and return to Deborah Wilson, Volunteers Coordinator before 16 December 2014.
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