Volunteer With Us

Whether you have a passion for history, want to improve your knowledge and skills, or simply want to get involved in something worthwhile, volunteering at CultureNL Museums can help you to achieve your aim.

We always welcome volunteers who would like to share their local knowledge or other skills by helping us with a variety of projects. You do not need any particular knowledge or skill set. Just come along and see what you might be interested in.

Don’t forget! Volunteering has a great social side and offers an excellent opportunity to meet different kinds of people and make new friends.


Work experience placements

Carrying out work experience gives you valuable insight into a career in museums and heritage as well as demonstrating commitment to your chosen career path.

Voluntary placements are available at CultureNL Museums covering a range of duties with the main focus on working with curators to research and catalogue the collections, oral history and exhibitions work. Links with Archives and Local Studies services are also possible.


Current Volunteering Opportunities:


Curatorial Volunteers

The main focus would be working with curators to research and catalogue the collections, oral history and exhibitions work.


Learning Volunteers

These placements would be based with our Learning Team with a main focus on engaging the public through learning and access.


Friends of Summerlee

Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofSummerlee/


Summerlee Transport Group

This group run and maintain our tram fleet at Summerlee Museum. You can contact them here: www.summerleetg.co.uk

A group of dedicated STG members are currently restoring the last Glasgow Coronation tram to run. Find out more here: www.glasgowslasttram.net


311 Group

A group of dedicated volunteers restoring a class 311 ex British Rail unit, the last batch of the famous Glasgow ‘Blue Trains’.


Summerlee Gardening Group

Summerlee Museum has a number of gardens to maintain on its 22 acre site. This group works to look after these plots, planting vegetables and flowers across the site.



Contact Us

To contact us about volunteering opportunities please email: museums@northlan.gov.uk

Or call Summerlee Museum on 01236 638460