The National Galleries of Scotland’s volunteer programme provides opportunities to help support the work of the Galleries and gain valuable experience in the Arts. We are very grateful for the time our volunteers dedicate to supporting us and the new experiences, perspectives, and insights they bring. We have roles available in a variety of departments, including Curatorial, Development, Education, Library, Marketing, Digital Media, Press and Visitor Services.

Our volunteering programme includes volunteers, internships, work experience, and work placement. Our volunteers help in a wide range of departments across the Galleries performing a variety of tasks that support the work of the Galleries. 

Volunteering can be regular or ad hoc roles which may be time limited or open-ended.

Our volunteer activities

Volunteering with the National Galleries of Scotland provides opportunities to support the work of the Galleries, go behind the scenes, and gain valuable skills and experience in heritage. We are grateful for the gift of time our volunteers donate and the enthusiasm and insight they bring.

Volunteering opportunities are as diverse as the collection itself. You will spend time with like-minded people, be considered an integral member of the team, and your perspective will be welcomed. Every new volunteer opportunity has a unique role description so you know what we are expecting and what you can expect from us.

Volunteer opportunities

National Galleries of Scotland volunteer policy

You may wish to register for a vacancy alert to make sure you don’t miss anything.

If you would like more information about volunteering with the National Galleries of Scotland please contact the Volunteer Programme Coordinator.



Volunteer programme contact details

Volunteer Programme Coordinator
Modern Two Lodge
72 Belford Road

+44 (0)131 624 6294