Get involved with the Greyfriars community


Greyfriars Kirk would not be able to offer what it does without the dedicated work of our volunteers…

We have Volunteer Welcomers who man the Kirk in our opening months, greeting visitors and providing help and information.

We have Volunteer Stewards who assist with our concerts and welcome audiences. Events often need Volunteer Caterers, to assist with food preparation and refreshments

We have Volunteer Tour Guides who operate our tours and give up their time and valuable knowledge of the Kirk and Kirkyard.

And we have our Flower Team, who arrange fresh flowers every two weeks, keep the Kirk looking beautiful all through the year.

All in all, our volunteers interact with over 200,000 visitors every year. And in order to continue to provide such a warm welcome to tourists, we are always looking to recruit more!

Opportunities at Greyfriars Kirk

Interested in volunteering? Volunteers need not have experience as training will be offered – so if you can spare at least three hours per week, please click on the links below to find out more!

Download our Volunteer Stewards form

Download our Volunteer Caterers form

Download our Volunteer Welcomers form

Please note that we are not currently recruiting additional tour guides.

All volunteering enquiries should be made to our Operations Manager, Steve Lister.

Opportunities at Greyfriars Charteris Centre and Grassmarket Community Project

Across the Greyfriars family, there are a range of further opportunities to volunteer. Please contact the Grassmarket Community Project and Greyfriars Charteris Centre direct for further details.