Volunteer at Cosford

We have opportunities for Holiday Activities Volunteers and Conservation/Engineering Volunteers.  

Holiday Activities Volunteers

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. 

These events run at various times throughout the year primarily on weekends or during school holidays. Activities include leading ‘make and take’ craft sessions to supporting our larger events such as the Cosford Food Festival. 

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

The type of tasks undertaken by an Activities & Events volunteer will include:

  • Helping the Events Manager to organise and prepare for the event
  • Supporting the Events Manager to facilitate and supervise hands-on creative events with families
  • Setting up and clearing away for family events
We are looking for volunteers who:
  • are reliable, friendly and enthusiastic
  • have good communication and interpersonal skills, especially with children
  • work well in a team
  • help people get the best out of an experience and encourage others to take part
  • provide a friendly welcome to all
  • are able to work in a busy, public space, sometimes with minimal supervision and share skills and knowledge
  • over 18 years of age
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed in line with our policy

How to get involved

Download the role description then complete the expression of interest form and send it to Volunteer Manager

References:

Two references from individuals over the age of 18 maybe required

Conservation/Engineering Volunteers

If you are looking for an opportunity to help preserve a National Collection for future generations then this could be the role for you.

The RAF Museum's collection is part of the National Collection and comes under the care of the Museum. The aim of the conservation/engineering team is to safeguard the large 3-D collection such as aircraft and vehicles for future generations to enjoy.

The type of tasks you may undertake include:

  • work with fellow volunteers, staff and apprentices
  • clean exhibits
  • interact with the public and talk about your activity
  • carry out routine inspections looking for deterioration
  • apply preventative treatments

We are looking for volunteers who will be:

  • ideally from an engineering background
  • an effective team player
  • willing to learn new skills
  • comfortable communicating with visitors

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

How to get involved

Download the role description then complete the expression of interest form and send it to the Volunteer Manager. 

Explainer

The Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford is looking to recruit to it’s explainers role. The explainers team support the museum’s Fun’n’Flight interactive area, where explainers are regularly called upon to clarify the various experiments in the area and how they relate to the theory of flight. New volunteers will join a passionate team of volunteers, dedicated to making science and engineering fun for our visitors. Key to this role is the support of school visits as organised by the museum’s Access and Learning Department.

You will:

  • Join a team of people devoted to telling the RAF Story through its people and collections.
  • Be the point of contact between the museum and our visitors in the Fun’n’Flight area.
  • Ensure all procedures are followed
  • Engage with our visitors to explain displays and how they relate to the theory of flight.
  • Support Museum Staff by lending assistance during times of emergency.    

You will be:
Applicants should be/have:

  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Have experience working with young people or children
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Physically able to move around the fun’n’flight space for long periods of time
  • able to follow instructions carefully
  • proactive in approaching and welcoming people
  • able to be polite and assertive with others
  • able to work on your initiative and as a team
  • confident in your own ability and knowledge
  • comfortable to work in a busy space that at times can feel crowded
  • punctual and reliable

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

How to get involved

Download the role description then complete the expression of interest form and send it to the Volunteer Manager.