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.
Sat 27 – Tues 30 December
National Museum of Scotland
To assist the Learning Team with the running of the popular Christmas Art Competition. This will involve the handing-out and collecting of participant entries in a fast-paced and fun environment.
You can apply to volunteer for any of the dates advertised, depending the time you have available. Click on the ‘role description’ for full details of the opportunity, and to apply send the ‘application form’ to the name and address given at the end of the form.
Applications must be returned by Friday 5 December 2014.
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