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
Inspired by our Game Masters exhibition and games in general, we are running 9 days' worth of family activities over February half term. You can find the full programme of activities here.
Whilst the exhibition is about computer gaming, we want to create opportunities for families to interact with each other and spend some quality time playing different games or doing activities together.
We are looking for friendly volunteers to assist our Learning Team with:
For a full description of the opportunity and an application form please download the information below and return to Alison Rae, Family Learning Officer, before 2 Feb 2015.
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