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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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A National Museums NI Volunteer
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 dedicated volunteer website, our social media pages and on the Volunteer Now platform Be Collective.

Ulster Museum Data Capture Volunteer

Ulster Museum receives 400-500k visitors per year! Understanding these visitors, their experiences, motivations and expectations is a crucial part of National Museums NI’s activities. Data capture information is collected from visitors and the survey results help us to continually improve our visitor experience. It is from this feedback that we learn what our visitors want and what they expect. We are looking for volunteers to help us achieve these valuable insights by providing a warm and friendly welcome and actively engaging with visitors across the welcome area, admissions desk and galleries inviting them to participate in a survey about their experience and motivations.

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Ulster Museum Discovery Centre Volunteer

Our Discovery Centres are popular and lively spaces. They are engaging spaces for active hands on learning via object handling, dress up, creative activities, puzzles, games and more. We need your support in providing a warm welcome to all those visiting the space, monitoring the flow of visitors, helping with visitor queries, passing on collection questions to the Discovery Centre Facilitator, assisting with creative activities as requested and more!

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Ulster American Folk Park Easter Volunteer

Discover what a traditional Easter would have been like centuries ago in Rural Ulster and America...We’ll have horse and wagon rides, tasty traditional food to try, craft demonstrations and more! Your role over the weekend could include supporting the Front of House Team by meeting and greeting, helping the team facilitate craft demonstrations and workshops or using an iPad to collect visitor data and feedback through short surveys.

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Ulster American Folk Park Car Park Volunteer

Car Parking volunteers provide the first point of contact for visitors on busy days and at special events. You will support our Visitor Services team to help create a warm welcome to our visitors.

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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. 


Ulster Folk Museum Easter Volunteer

Join us and experience a traditional 1900s Easter at Ulster Folk Museum. They’ll be typical celebrations from rural Ulster, traditional games and craft demonstrations, plus much more! Your role will be to help support in the delivery of this event, whether that’s supporting the Front of House Team by meeting and greeting, general wayfinding, helping the team facilitate craft demonstrations or even assisting our team with the Annual Egg roll on the Bleach Green on Easter Monday!

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The Green Gym at Cultra, Ulster Folk Museum

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.