RAF Museum Volunteering


Cosford site

Available opportunities

Museum Event Maker 2022

Museum Event Maker

Do you enjoy making people feel welcome? Do you love to engage and chat with people, young and old? Are you the host with the most?

Come and join a team who deliver exciting events all year round for families and adults at the RAF Museum Cosford site.

No experience is necessary, and full training will be provided. You can choose when to volunteer to match your availability, there is no regular weekly commitment. There are opportunities available now! Our events take place during the week, in the evenings or over the weekend, so there will be something you can get involved with. Help just once or every event, it’s up to you. There is the option to be involved from the planning of an event through its delivery to the packing up at the end, working alongside our staff team to deliver unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

  

We are looking for volunteers who can be:

 

  • Be confident in engaging and approaching our visitors
  • Be interested in helping to deliver different types of events
  • able to work as a team
  • punctual and able to fulfil the commitments you sign up to 
  • personable, friendly and approachable
  • happy to be flexible on the if the need arises during an event.

 

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London site

Available opportunities

Learning Host

Learning Host

Do you enjoy working with children? Would you like to help children and young people connect with the story of the RAF at our Hendon site?

 

 

What is a Learning Host?

Our volunteer hosts support the work of the Access and Learning team, ensuring school visits to the RAF Museum run smoothly and enjoyably for students and teachers alike.

 

What will I be doing?

  • Meeting school groups on arrival, providing site orientation and itinerary briefing
  • Being a point of contact for teachers and adult helpers throughout the visit
  • Ensuring the smooth passage of school groups around the Museum
  • Assisting with the set-up, restocking and pack-down of activities
  • Assisting RAF Museum staff during workshops when required
  • Delivering object handling encounters as an additional activity for school groups
  • Presenting a positive image of the Museum and team to all visitors
  • Supporting the Museum in its commitment to safeguarding children

 

This role is perfect for you if you are…

  • Welcoming and friendly
  • Calm under pressure and able to react quickly and appropriately
  • Confident working with large groups and a range of ages
  • A good communicator with all ages (children and adults)
  • Reliable, organised and an accurate timekeeper
  • Comfortable working in all weather conditions
  • Able to spend long periods on your feet and to move at speed
  • Able to undertake light manual-handling
  • Willing and able to follow instructions from Access & Learning staff and to work with them to prioritise a quality learning experience for visiting school groups

 

How much time would I need to commit?

We are looking for a minimum commitment of one weekday morning a week (Monday - Friday), between 9.30am and 1.00pm, for every week of the [Barnet] school term. You can either commit to the same day/s each week, or provide us with a range of possible days (required at least weekly in advance). The role is term-time only.

 

What’s in it for me?

 

  • Gaining experience of museum and teaching work
  • Meeting people and making new friends
  • Improving your communication skills
  • 20% staff discount in gift shop and café
  • Uniform polo shirt and jacket (provided on completion of trial period)
  • Travel and food expenses reimbursed up to £10 per day, in line with our policy

 

How can I get involved?

Apply online here, or contact volunteering@rafmuseum.org for more information.

 

What happens next?

Training and selection will take place on Wednesday 25 May, 10.00 – 12.30 (Part 1) and Thursday 26 May, 9.30 – 11.30 (Part 2) and will cover:

 

  • Introduction to the role and the work of the Access & Learning team
  • Safeguarding awareness training
  • Site health and safety
  • Familiarisation with rooms and spaces used for school workshops
  • Opportunity to observe the school meet-and-greet and a school workshop

 

Subsequent training will include familiarisation with the workshops, engaging the public with objects (and how to handle them), and delivering part of the Air Raid! workshop (optional).

 

This position will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (Basic Disclosure) check. The Museum will arrange this unless you are already signed up to the DBS update service. We run a trial period system – this gives both you and us the chance to make sure you and the role are a suitable match.  For this role, the trial period is 6 shifts.

Access Advisory Group

Access Advisory Group

Help us to inspire everyone with the RAF story, by offering advice on how we can make the RAF Museum accessible to all

 

What is the Access Advisory Group?

We want to be able to share the RAF story with everyone, including those living with all kinds of disability, visible or hidden. Our Access Advisory Group is a group of volunteers who meet to support and advise the Museum in ensuring access for all. Examples of previous areas of group input include the exhibitions in H1 and H6 (to commemorate the centenary of the RAF) and also the access information available on our website.

 

What will I be doing?

  • Attending meetings a few times a year either online or on site
  • Giving your opinion and advice on matters relating to access

 

This role is perfect for you if you…

  • Live/have lived with a disability or have an understanding of living with a disability
  • Have an interest in museums and a commitment to making museums accessible
  • Have the ability and willingness to use your experience to help us improve access throughout the Museum
  • Are committed to attending three meetings per year either online or at the Museum

 

How much time would I need to commit?

The group meets three times per year (on dates to be agreed.) Meetings last for approximately two hours and are usually held during Museum opening times. We may also send occasional emails asking for advice and opinions.

 

What’s in it for me?

  • Meeting people and making new friends
  • Helping heritage to be accessible to all
  • 20% staff discount in gift shop and café
  • Travel and food expenses reimbursed up to £10 per day, in line with our policy

 

How can I get involved?

Apply online via the yellow button above or contact volunteering@rafmuseum.org for more information.

 

What happens next?

Once you have completed the form to show your interest, we will email you with the date of the next meeting. Having attended this meeting you could then decide if this group is for you.

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