Volunteering with National Museums Scotland can be hugely rewarding. But don't take our word for it - here's what our current volunteers say about their time volunteering with us!
Viktoria Urikova - Volunteer Gardener, National Museum of Flight
I have been a volunteer here since March 2016 and it gave me a chance to learn these gardening skills from zero, practice my English and make new friends. From a barren piece of ground and with the help of some lovely Spring weather, I have now managed to produce a few baskets of organic vegetables for the Aviator Café to use in their menus for their customers.
I dream of having my own garden in the future and perhaps the most satisfying thing for me is to see the results of my work. I planted some seeds and after a few weeks it is an amazing reward to see them grow, after so much watering and care.
Viktoria in front of the garden she is currently working on.
Laura Delahunt, Event Volunteer
I have only been volunteering with the museum for a short time, but I feel that I have already made some interesting memories. As an Event Volunteer, I helped with adult craft activities at the recent Museum Late: Celts, plus other stewarding and ticketing at the National Museum of Scotland and National Museum of Rural Life.
I naturally enjoy speaking to lots of different people and I find it rewarding to make the experience of visitors as enjoyable as possible. The activities have been very interesting and, as I have background in fine art, I love having the opportunity to engage others in making crafts. I would recommend it to anyone as it is a lot of fun to get involved with the museum and everyone is really lovely to work with and very professional.
A group of event volunteers at the recent Museum Late: Celts.