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We are delighted to offer our volunteers a variety of roles, giving them the opportunity to gain a unique insight into our museums.

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Volunteers have always played an important part in National Museums NI. Our Museums benefit from the, skills, passion and experience that volunteers have to offer.
All of our current roles are advertised here on our website, our social media pages and on the Volunteer Now platform Be Collective.

Ulster Folk Museum: Farm Volunteers

We're looking for two enthusiastic volunteers to help out on the farm at the Ulster Folk Museum. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a unique setting, learning and refining skills and working alongside a brilliant team. If you're interested, you can find more information in the link below.

Ulster Folk Museum - Farm Volunteer

Ulster Folk Museum: Christmas Volunteers

Volunteering as part of the Christmas team at the Ulster Folk Museum gives you the opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of the high street behind and help others to reconnect with the joy of Christmas. We've got two great opportunities to get involved this year at the Ulster Folk Museum. Follow the links below to learn more! 

Ulster Folk Museums - Yuletide Volunteer

Ulster Folk Museum - Santa Paws Volunteer

Ulster American Folk Park: Christmas Volunteers

We're looking for volunteers to help animate our site and bring the Christmas spirit to Ulster and the New World! If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, then follow the link below to learn more! 

Ulster American Folk Park - Yuletide Volunteer

Get Mucky in the Bog at Ulster American Folk Park!

We are working in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers to help save our bog at the Folk Park. We are looking for expressions of interest from local volunteers who can help us remove the invasive species that threaten this very special eco-system. If you are interested in finding out more send us an email. 

The Green Gym at Cultra

The Green Gym at the Ulster Folk Museum is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and help restore our cottage gardens to produce the heritage fruit and vegetables that they would have 100 years ago.

In partnership with The Conservation Volunteers’ we host a “Green Gym” session at the Folk Museum every Friday. Check out our video below to see how the project is transforming our heritage gardens as well as the impact it has on those who volunteer.