Volunteering at the Museum

Volunteer David Morris

Volunteers play an important role within our Museum. The work they undertake is invaluable and makes a huge contribution to our visitor experience. 

Royal Air Force Museum LONDON

The Museum has the following opportunities:

Creative activity volunteers

Volunteer with us this October half term and help run fun and creative activities.

We are inviting the public to make and take airfix model planes, recreate scenes from our history through drawing and listen to stories about a pioneering long distance aviator.

As a volunteer, your role will be to enthuse and encourage our visitors to take part and provide support with setup and clean-up of these activities. Our aim is for you to rotate around the activities.

If you are looking for an opportunity to engage with a wide range of people, doing something practical, then this could be the role for you.

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

• We are looking for people who can commit to 2 or 3 days between, Saturday 25th and Friday 31st October
• 10.30-4pm (4.30pm at the very latest)

To do this role you will be confident to:
• talk with and encourage people to take part, particularly children, of all ages
• help people get the best out of an experience.
• provide a friendly welcome to all
• work in a busy, public space, with minimal supervision
• sharing skills and knowledge.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed in line with our policy.

How to get involved:
Complete the Expressions of Interest form and send it to Rachel Ball, Volunteer manager London, volunteeringlondon@rafmuseum.org.

Expression of Interest – Creative activity volunteers_Oct2014.doc

Tour Guides

This role is public facing and requires the ability to interact well with a diverse audience. Tour Guides support visits by conducting tours of the aircraft collection and hangars. To undertake this role, you will need to have an understanding of the history and traditions of the RAF and its role in the world.

Tour Guides need to have an enthusiastic approach, strong voice and a commitment to attend the Museum at the times agreed with the Team Leader. Tour Guides are needed each day at this busy National Museum. 

Training and draft scripts will be provided. Once trained, you will be entitled to further benefits and have the opportunity to assist with Museum Open Evenings. 

To apply for this role you will need to complete an application form.

This is available from Rachel Ball, London Volunteer Manager, by emailing us or calling 020 8358 4828


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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