Imperial War Museums


Churchill War Rooms

General Interests

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Help tell the stories of lives changed by war and conflict.

Our five branches are home to unforgettable collections that document extraordinary times. 

For more than 100 years - since being founded in 1917 to record the events still taking place during the Great War - we have been dedicated to telling incredible stories that matter, to audiences from across the world.

When we reopen our doors we will need your help!

As a Discover Volunteer you will be the warm and welcoming face of the museum helping our visitors feel special and valued. You will be able to make recommendations based on their personal interest and provide information to make sure that they get the very most out of their visit.

Discover Volunteers are confident using their initiative, intuition and are proud of being an IWM ambassador. As well as helping visitors explore our exhibits and activities volunteers also welcome school groups and help to point out key facilities, address access needs and highlight our ‘Hidden Gems’. We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, engaging and passionate about the IWM and its charitable message.

If this sounds like you please complete an application form and we will be in touch with an invitation to our Selection Days.

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Duxford: Cambridgeshire

Volunteer opportunities

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Help tell the stories of lives changed by war and conflict.

Our five branches are home to unforgettable collections that document extraordinary times. 

For more than 100 years - since being founded in 1917 to record the events still taking place during the Great War - we have been dedicated to telling incredible stories that matter, to audiences from across the world.

However, the wellbeing of all of our staff, volunteers and visitors has always been our priority. It is for this reason, and taking into account advice from Public Health England, that IWM has taken the decision to close all of its sites in effect until further notice.

When we reopen we are going to need your help!

As a Discover Volunteer you will be the warm and welcoming face of the museum helping our visitors feel special and valued. You will be able to make recommendations based on their personal interest and provide information to make sure that they get the very most out of their visit.

Discover Volunteers are confident using their initiative, intuition and are proud of being an IWM ambassador. As well as helping visitors explore our exhibits and activities volunteers also welcome school groups and help to point out key facilities, address access needs and highlight our ‘Hidden Gems’. We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, engaging and passionate about the IWM and its charitable message.
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If this sound like you please complete an application form and we will be in touch when we are ready to reopen.

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HMS Belfast

General Interests

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Help tell the stories of lives changed by war and conflict.

Imperial War Museums’ vision is to be a leader in developing and communicating a deeper understanding of the causes, course, and consequences of war. This role goes beyond delivering excellent customer service, it aims to challenge people of all ages to look at war and conflict from different perspectives, encourage debate, inform and educate and explore what happens when we go to war and the impact on people's lives.  

When we reopen we are going to need your help!

Discover Volunteers are the warm and welcoming face of HMS Belfast helping visitors in the discovery and orientation of the ship. You will be able to make recommendations based on their personal interest and provide information to make sure that they get the very most out of their visit.

Discover Volunteers are confident using their initiative, intuition and are proud of being an IWM ambassador. As well as helping visitors explore our exhibits and activities Discover volunteers also welcome school groups and help to point out key facilities, address access needs and highlight our ‘Hidden Gems’. As a Discover volunteer you will be there at the beginning of the visitor journey and will have the opportunity to make our visitors feel special and valued by informing, enthusing, and engaging in all that IWM has to offer. You will be able to make recommendations based on their personal interests and provide information to make sure that they get the very most out of their visit.

There is also the opportunity to develop/share skills and knowledge by leading activities that help visitors discover Communications at Sea (Morse Code, Semaphore etc).

If this sound like you please complete an application form and we will be in touch when we are ready to reopen.

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IWM London

Volunteer Opportunities

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Help tell the stories of lives changed by war and conflict.

Our five branches are home to unforgettable collections that document extraordinary times. 

For more than 100 years - since being founded in 1917 to record the events still taking place during the Great War - we have been dedicated to telling incredible stories that matter, to audiences from across the world.

When we reopen we will need your help! 

As a Discover Volunteer you will be the warm and welcoming face of the museum helping our visitors feel special and valued. You will be able to make recommendations based on their personal interest and provide information to make sure that they get the very most out of their visit.

Discover Volunteers are confident using their initiative, intuition and are proud of being an IWM ambassador. As well as helping visitors explore our exhibits and activities volunteers also welcome school groups and help to point out key facilities, address access needs and highlight our ‘Hidden Gems’. We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, engaging and passionate about the IWM and its charitable message.

If this sound like you please complete an application form and we will be in touch with an invitation to a Selection Day.

Fill in an application

North: Manchester

Volunteer Opportunties

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Help tell the stories of lives changed by war and conflict.

Our five branches are home to unforgettable collections that document extraordinary times. 

For more than 100 years - since being founded in 1917 to record the events still taking place during the Great War - we have been dedicated to telling incredible stories that matter, to audiences from across the world. 

As a Discover Volunteer you will be the warm and welcoming face of the museum helping our visitors feel special and valued. You will be able to make recommendations based on their personal interest and provide information to make sure that they get the very most out of their visit.

Discover Volunteers are confident using their initiative, intuition and are proud of being an IWM ambassador. As well as helping visitors explore our exhibits and activities, volunteers also welcome school groups and help to point out key facilities, address access needs and highlight our ‘Hidden Gems’. We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, engaging and passionate about the IWM and its charitable message.

If this sound like you please complete an application form and we will be in touch.

 

Fill in an application