Volunteer Opportunities at Dundonald Castle

At Dundonald Castle, our volunteers are the heart and soul of everything we do. We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team. Volunteering with us is a fantastic way to meet new people, gain new skills, and contribute to the preservation and promotion of our historic site whilst working as part of an amazing team! We are also proud to have achieved the Volunteer Friendly Award.

Variety of Volunteer Roles

We offer a range of volunteer roles to suit different interests and skills. Whether you’re passionate about history, love working with people, or enjoy organising events, there’s something for everyone at Dundonald Castle.

We also support Duke of Edinburgh Awards, DYW placements, Saltire Awards

Tour Guiding

Share the rich history of Dundonald Castle with our visitors. As a tour guide, you’ll lead groups through the castle, telling engaging stories and answering questions about our fascinating past.


Help out in our castle café by serving visitors, preparing food and drinks, and ensuring everyone has a delightful experience. Your friendly service will make a big difference to our visitors’ day.
The cafe is also our community hub and hosts a number of great clubs and activities on a regular basis.


Assist with our education programme by working with school groups from across the West of Scotland. You’ll help deliver fun and informative activities, across multiple topics, that bring history to life for our younger visitors.

Events and Weddings

Be part of our special events team! From family fun days and movie nights to beautiful weddings, you can help us plan, set up, and run a variety of exciting events throughout the year.

Flexible Hours and Days

We understand that everyone has different schedules, so we offer flexible hours and days to fit your availability. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or want to volunteer more regularly, we can accommodate your needs.

Perks of Volunteering

  • Free Lunch: Enjoy a complimentary lunch if you’re volunteering for a full day.
  • Try Out Different Roles: Many of our volunteers wear multiple hats, giving you the opportunity to try out different roles and find what you enjoy most.

Join us at Dundonald Castle and become part of a dedicated and friendly team. Your contribution will help us preserve and share the history of this remarkable site for generations to come.

Interested in Volunteering?

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer or want more information, please contact us at info@dundonaldcastle.org.uk or pop into the Visitor Centre for a chat.