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:

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.

Expression of Interest – FWW Tour Guides.doc


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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