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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.


Volunteer Recruitment

We are delighted to be able to welcome back volunteers to our venues on a limited basis, and we are now recruiting for the following role:


Schools Workshop Assistant

To apply, please fill in the Volunteer Application form and email this to by 9am on Monday 6 December 2021.


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



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