Visitor Service/Front of House Volunteers

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Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest continuously independent museum and run entirely by volunteers. Would you be interested in joining us as a visitor service volunteer?

This very rewarding work includes welcoming visitors and helping visitor's orientate themselves to the museum, so they can make the most of their visit!

A willingness to learn about the Museums collections, and ability to explain to visitors how and where to access information, are essential for the volunteer role. (Looking at the displays and their interpretation is the best way to familiarise yourself – and you can always ask questions of more seasoned volunteers on duty with you!)

The ability to serve in the shop, including the use of a (very simple) card reader and to communicate with the front desk via walkie would also be helpful.

Full Training will be given with an induction to the Museum’s workings. Volunteers will need to be comfortable and able to work independently after being given initial training.

If you feel this volunteering role is for you, please email: or visit our website

Organisation aims and objectives

Elgin Museum exists to protect, preserve and to advertise the unique heritage of Moray, for and on behalf of the people of Moray. Elgin museum established in 1836, is our showcase and our head office. Since 1836, it has been supported by benevelont members , public subscription and charitable donations. Our volunteers help us to survive by reducing overheads, and themselves, by learning more about the countryside on their doorstep and making new friends.

Frequency and commitment details

Shifts are 1-4 pm, Wednesday- Sunday


Minimum age: 18


Support: Named Contact For Volunteer