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Volunteering with Museums & Galleries Edinburgh is a great way to gain new skills and experiences, learn about museum work, make new friends and provide a valuable contribution to our service. 

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh offer a wide range of voluntary roles including visitor engagement, collections care and documentation, historical research, community outreach, schools and learning, gardening, digital and events roles.


Current opportunities

Schools Workshop Volunteers

We are looking for more volunteers to help with our schools programme! If you're interested in this opportunity please read through the role description below and send a completed application form to by 5pm on Wednesday 13 July. 

Museum of Edinburgh Courtyard Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help ensure the Museum of Edinburgh courtyard is a welcoming space. Find out more by clicking on the role description below. If you'd like to apply for this role please fill in an application form and send to

We'll be holding an open afternoon for people to find out more about volunteering in the courtyard on Tuesday 12 July between 1-3pm. Come and see the space, chat to staff and volunteers about the role and decide if it's for you! 

Volunteering enquiries

Please note that all available volunteering roles will be listed on this page and through our social media channels.

We don’t accept speculative applications, but we can add your contact details to a mailing list so that you will be notified whenever a volunteering role comes up. If you’d like to join the mailing list, please send a completed Volunteer Enquiry form to

Volunteer Enquiry Form

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About Museums & Galleries Edinburgh

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh is a collection of 13 venues and over 200 monuments across Edinburgh. Our vision is to inspire, enthuse and provoke... More info
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