Thank you for visiting the volunteering section of our website and your patience during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We are pleased to announce we are now able to offer volunteering opportunities below. Please also follow us on our social media to be updated when we advertise new opportunities for volunteers.
National Museums Scotland has over 500 volunteers making a valuable contribution to our work. Our main volunteering opportunities can be split into four main groups: administration, collections, public programmes and events.
Volunteering at our events is a great way to get involved, even if you don't have the time to make a regular commitment. We run an exciting programme of ‘one-off’ events at our four museums and often need volunteers to help. No experience is necessary, just lots of enthusiasm and a 'hands on' approach.
Volunteering with administrative and clerical tasks are of enormous value to our departments. This may include helping staff with data entry, office tasks such as filing or envelope stuffing for mail-outs.
Volunteering within collections will be behind the scenes, helping us with support work. This type of volunteering will depend on your own skills and experiences. It could include labelling specimens, archiving collections and packing items.
Volunteering with our public programmes may include becoming a volunteer guide, assisting with visitor surveys or helping with workshops.
Katty is a Collections Volunteer within our Natural Sciences department
A group of Event Volunteers at a Museum Late
David is a Public Programmes Volunteer with our tour guide group
This team of volunteers is from the Edinburgh Decorative and Fine Art Society who have worked with our textile collections over a number of years.
David is a Collections Volunteer with our Natural Sciences department
Find out what our volunteers have to say about their time with us, and meet some of our tour guides.Meet our volunteers