Imperial War Museums

Duxford: Cambridgeshire

Volunteer opportunities


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.

Photography & Film Volunteer Models

Become a volunteer model

IWM is looking to create a diverse pool of people who would be available to help as Photography & Film Volunteer Models. Content will be used as marketing resources for example; on our website, social media, posters etc. As a Photography & Film Volunteer Model, you will be part of a pool of volunteers who are happy to take part in organised photo and/or film shoots promoting IWM.

By volunteering with us, you help us to continue promote IWM and its charitable message.

We couldn't do it without you.

No modelling or acting experience is needed. We want to encourage everyone and anyone to get involved, our promotional shoots need a variety of ages, ethnicities and families who can reflect our diverse audience. Photography & Film Volunteer Models are confident being photographed and proud of being an IWM ambassador. We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, engaging and passionate about IWM. By completing an application form your are registering your/your families interest in taking part, there may be some wait for a suitable photo/film shoot. Please read our role specification here.

If this sound like you please complete an online application form and under the Interests section in your Profile tick Photography & Film Volunteer Models and we will be in touch when we have a suitable photo/film shoot.

Fill in an application