This study deals with the importance and meaning of volunteering in local community. The author explores interconnection between volunteering and identity. She uses knowledge gained in her own fieldwork in Sebechleby and illustrates the study on the example of Národopisné múzeum Stará Hora. She summarizes the history of Národopisné museum Sebechleby Stará Hora and comparing it with the current situation. Its starting point is the situation, when the local museum was sold to a private person. The main goal of the study is to investigate motivations of local inhabitants for volunteering work in the museum. The theoretical basis consists of volunteer area, social identification and cultural heritage. Interview and participant observation are used as main research method in the fieldwork.