Charity registered in Scotland SC006644

Built in 1620, the Kirk (and Kirkyard) sees more than 400,000 tourists a year. From April to October, we open our doors to visitors throughout the week. Our sanctuary contains a magnificent pipe organ, a small museum, and shop. The Kirk is used often for music and arts, so it is a busy and vibrant place.

Current opportunity

Greyfriars Kirk has been welcoming visitors from around the world since 1620 - when we opened our doors as the first post-Reformation church in Edinburgh. We are looking for volunteer Welcomers to join our team. In a nutshell, your role will be to greet our visitors and ensure their experience with us is unique and memorable. Sounds like fun? It’s your job to personalise their visit by sharing your knowledge, encouraging their questions, assisting them in the gift shop, and making them feel welcome! From the signing of the Covenant and our place in Scotland’s history, to Edinburgh’s most beloved dog, Bobby and our connection to the Harry Potter franchise, there is something here for everyone!