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:

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.


Community Activity Volunteers

Deliver fun and interactive sessions, enabling our community, including families, to ‘Make and Take’ First World War Airfix model. If you have an interest in museums, community or creative activities, then this could be a role for you.

Your role will be to:

  • Sell the model aeroplane kits visitors will make
  • Support them to make and paint their planes (don’t worry; we will give you a kit to practice with!)
  • Ensure all visitors are welcomed and have an opportunity to take part
  • Ensure the area is kept tidy throughout and you have enough stock levels of everything

We are looking for people who can commit to 2 or 3 days between, Saturday 16th and Thursday 21st August

  • 10.30-4pm (4.30pm at the very latest)
  • ‘Make and Take’ sessions run 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

To do this role you will be confident to:

  • Talk with and encourage people to take part
  • Provide a friendly welcome to all
  • Handle cash and give the correct change
  • Work in a busy, public space, with minimal supervision

Travel expenses will be reimbursed in line with our policy.

To apply for this role:

If we think you are match for our role and can provide the support when we need it, Lucy will contact you and invite you in to have an informal meeting on either Monday 4th or Tuesday 5th August.


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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