Volunteering at the Museum

Volunteer David Morris

Become a volunteer and get a glimpse behind the scenes of a national museum. 

Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills or try something new. With the variety of ways to be involved in the work of the museum, there will be somewhere you can contribute.

Our volunteers are able to:

  • Talk with and encourage people of all ages to explore
  • Help people get the best out of their visit
  • Provide a friendly welcome to all
  • Work in a busy, public space
  • Share skills and knowledge 

Just some of ways you can get involved:

  • Visitor engagement through welcoming visitors, delivering tours and working with our handling collection
  • Restore, clean, inspect and move large objects
  • Research information
  • Catalogue and digitise our collection
  • Support the answering of enquiries
  • Education
  • Marketing

We welcome applications from people of all abilities, backgrounds and communities.

Our buildings are fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with mobility needs.

Travel and sustenance expenses are reimbursed up to £10 per day; receipts required.

Royal Air Force Museum LONDON specific opportunity:

Easter Break volunteering
Saturday 28th March to Sunday 12th April 

We are hosting three different activities during the upcoming Easter break, and are looking for one off volunteering support to ensure we deliver fun and accessible events for families.  You can find further details below, along with full Role Descriptions and Expression of Interest forms.

Please complete the appropriate Expression of Interest form and send it to Lucy Woodbridge, Public Events Executive by email: lucy.Woodbridge@rafmuseum.org  

Please send your completed form by Sunday 15th March.
If selected, you will be contacted on Monday 16th March to arrange a time to speak in person or over the phone with Lucy, on the morning of Tuesday 17th March. 

Airfix Make and Take - Saturday 28th March to Friday 3rd April 

Enthuse and encourage our visitors to take part in the RAF Museum’s Easter Airfix Make and Take activity and provide support with setup and clean-up of the activities

Knit for Britain - Saturday 4th April to Wednesday 8th April

Our challenge is to cover a model bi-plane in knitting.

Do you have the knitting skills to not only create patches of knitting but to help teach our visitors to knit, hook and stitch??

Storytelling - Thursday 9th April to Sunday 12th April

Helping to tell the RAF history through stories and games. 

Lead by our professional storyteller Sonia Caller, these fun and interactive sessions bring to life the fascinating stories of people and events in the RAF history.  Aimed at our younger visitors, we can expect 80 children per day to take part. 

Tour Guides – First World War

Join our team and deliver tours in our new First World War exhibition. 
From December 2014 onwards we are looking for volunteers who can donate their time, on a Saturday or Sunday, at least 4 times a year.

You will help to bring the history of the flying forces during First World War to life. Our exhibition only tells part of the story; through your tours our visitors can take a more in depth look at some of themes and objects on display.

You will be confident to interact with a diverse audience, have an enthusiastic approach, and an engaging manner.

We will provide you with a basic tour to follow, which you can build upon to make it a truly unique, if you wish. An understanding of the history and traditions of the RAF and its role in the world would be helpful but certainly not essential, as you can learn more facts and stories as you go.

How to get involved:

Download and complete the below Expressions of Interest form and send it to Rachel Ball, Volunteer Manager London, volunteeringlondon@rafmuseum.org.

Royal Air Force Museum COSFORD

At present there are no volunteering opportunities available at the Cosford site.

Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a volunteer at the Royal Air Force Museum and we look forward to hearing from you in the near future.


If you would like to support the RAF Museum by becoming a volunteer please contact:

For London

Rachel Ball 
T: 020 8358 4828

For Cosford

Sue Fitzsimmons 

T: 01902 376240


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