Volunteers get involved in all sorts of projects across the museums of Amgueddfa Cymru. Some roles might require skilled assistance, but for many projects you only need enthusiasm and willingness to learn!
Types of volunteering opportunities:
Public Programmes – opportunities can include leading handling sessions or guided tours with our visitors in the galleries, helping out with workshops and activities for all ages or dressing up in historical costume!
‘Behind the Scenes’ – this is often the busiest area, where the collections are managed and maintained. You could be sorting and labeling specimens, helping with cataloguing and archives, packing items or undertaking research depending on your skills and knowledge.
Other – you may also find opportunities to get stuck in at the gardens at St Fagans, carry out visitor surveys or support our learning and visitor services teams.
What's in it for you?
- Opportunities to develop skills and experience within the museum sector.
- Enjoyment in doing something you like while meeting new, like-minded people.
- Helping to support the work of Amgueddfa Cymru.
- Work experience that can be an invaluable addition to your CV.
How to get involved
Firstly, have a look our Current Opportunities and see if there is one that takes your fancy. Make sure you have a good read of the role description – especially the Requirements and Commitments sections.
Before you apply, please think carefully about:
- your reasons for wanting to volunteer
- how volunteering will fit with your other commitments.
Once you have found a volunteer role that best suits your skills and interests, please complete the Application Form. Applicants are usually updated on the progress of their application by email.
If you do not find something that interests you, you could Sign up to receive an email alert to keep you up to date whenever a new opportunity arises.
For all other enquiries please contact Sian Layton, Volunteer Co-ordinator, by email or on (029) 20573190.
Please note that the minimum age to volunteer is 18. There is no upper age limit.