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.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a way to get involved and give back to the community, have fun, and feel valued in a friendly environment. For those thinking about a career in arts and heritage the experience of volunteering in a gallery can help you develop your skills and experience and enhance your employability.

We believe that volunteering should be mutually beneficial, we are flexible with the time you can commit, and we will provide role-specific training and support for you to be successful in your volunteer role.

Who volunteers?

Volunteers are people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and experience. Volunteering with the National Galleries of Scotland is open to everyone with an interest in art and heritage. Volunteering provides interesting and engaging opportunities for people to get involved and helps the National Galleries of Scotland connect directly to our community.

The National Galleries of Scotland is committed to fostering an environment where every volunteer feels welcome and valued. It is our aim to engage volunteers who are representative of our community.

How to apply

Our volunteering opportunites are posted on our volunteering portal. Here you can browse the existing opportunities and submit your application online.

Apply now

Investing in Volunteers

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work. IiV is owned by the UK Volunteering Forum, which consists of the chief executives of the National Volunteering Development Agencies.

In October 2014, National Galleries Scotland became the first national arts organisation to achieve Investing in Volunteers. 


Volunteer programme contact details

Volunteer Programme Coordinator
Modern Two Lodge
72 Belford Road

+44 (0)131 624 6356

[email protected]