What types of volunteering opportunities do you offer at Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales?

Volunteers can get involved in a range of activities. From getting stuck in at the gardens in St Fagans National Museum of History, working behind the scenes on our collections, working in our galleries face-to-face with our visitors, or leading guided tours of our art and archaeology galleries.

How do I find out about new volunteering opportunities?

All our volunteering opportunities are posted on this website, so please keep checking this page for our latest opportunities.

How do I get involved?

If you like the look of a volunteering role, please take the time to read the role description so you can think carefully if you are able to meet the requirements and commitments for the role. If you would like to apply, please complete the volunteering application form and send this to volunteering@museumwales.ac.uk or Volunteer Dept., National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP.

How much time must I give and is there a minimum commitment?

The role description will stipulate the time commitment required for that project. Most of our opportunities are flexible and we will try and work around your availability. In terms of commitment, for most opportunities we won't ask you to commit to the role for a specified period, however, for some roles where volunteers undergo a training programme, we may ask you to commit to the role for a period of time.

What skills and experience do you ask for?

The role description will specify the essential requirements for each role, but in most cases, enthusiasm and a passion for the subject are more important than experience or qualifications.

Will I be paid?

No. Museum volunteers are able to claim reasonable, pre agreed, out of pocket travel expenses as follows:

  • Actual public transport costs (with receipts) up to £15.00 for a single
  • If travelling by car, mileage of 22p per mile with free on-site parking

Volunteers also receive discount in our shops and cafes as part of our recognition scheme.

I am receiving welfare benefits. Can I still volunteer?

Yes, but you must inform your benefits advisor that you are volunteering. Please check with your advisor for up to date legislation.

Do you accept volunteers from abroad?

Yes. If you are from the EU or EEA there are no restrictions on volunteering. If you are from outside EU or EEA please check your visa requirements.

Will I have to undergo a police check?

This depends on the volunteering role and will be stipulated in the role description. Any volunteering role involving contact with children and vulnerable adults will be police checked.

Are there any age limits?

We accept volunteers aged 14, 16 or 18 and over. Age requirements are dependent on the project and/or activity and is clearly stated in the role description. We also have a separate programs for the under 18s such as work experience and youth forums.