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

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.

Front of House volunteer

Front of House Volunteer

The sky is the limit – become a Front of House volunteer at the RAF Museum London and help make a visitor’s day!

 

 

What is a Front of House Volunteer?

Every year, thousands of people visit the RAF Museum London. Along with our Visitor Experience staff, the Front of House Volunteer team are the face of the RAF Museum, helping to welcome guests and create special moments and memories within this unique setting.

 

What will I be doing?

The Front of House Volunteer role includes a range of tasks which can be tailored to you:

  • Meeting and greeting our visitors, providing a warm welcome and friendly face
  • Interacting with visitors throughout their visit, sharing information, providing directions, and answering any questions
  • Driving our golf buggy shuttle service taking visitors between Hangars
  • Helping visitors get the most from our interactive exhibits, explaining how they work
  • Running an object handling table, showing objects and uniforms visitors can touch
  • Researching and delivering a short talk on an RAF subject of your choice, with support
  • Assisting with the museum’s holiday events programmes

 

This role is perfect for you if you…

  • Want to gain experience in a customer service role and improve your skills
  • Want to help us achieve our vision of inspiring everyone with the RAF story
  • Want to learn about aircraft
  • Enjoy making people feel welcome and engaging with our family audience
  • Are passionate about museums or the RAF
  • Have a friendly and enthusiastic manner
  • Are personable, friendly and approachable

This role can be demanding but can be adapted to your abilities and experience. Our volunteering experiences are designed to reflect our diverse and vibrant communities and we welcome volunteers from all backgrounds. Volunteers for this role will need to be 18+.

 

How much time do I need to commit?

This role is currently available during our peak periods of weekends and school holidays. We are ideally looking for a commitment of one day a month. We offer full and half-day shifts.

 

What’s in it for me?

  • Becoming part of a great team of volunteers and staff
  • Volunteering at a beautiful and unique venue
  • Meeting people and making new friends
  • Opportunity to make a real difference to our visitors’ experience
  • Volunteer tickets for certain events
  • 20% staff discount in gift shop and café
  • Travel and food expenses will be reimbursed up to £10 per day, in line with our policy

How will I be trained?

You will be invited to a group induction day during a weekend and/or school holidays. This will include a tour of the museum and introduction to the role and using the golf buggy. After this for your first few shifts you will be buddied up with a member of staff as a ‘welcomer’ in H1 or delivering the golf buggy offer solo. Those interested in writing and delivering talks to visitors will be able to sign up for our 10-minute talk development programme from their first shift. Opportunities to train as an ‘explainer’ in each hangar and deliver object handling sessions will be offered periodically to those interested. Front of House volunteers will also be asked to undertake eLearning modules on safeguarding, health and safety, and manual handling. Arrangements can be made for completion onsite for any volunteers without computer/ internet access.

 

How can I get involved?

Apply on our website at www.rafmuseum.org.uk/support-us/volunteering by clicking ‘apply now’. If you have any questions, you can email us on volunteering@rafmuseum.org.

Buggy Host

Buggy Host

The sky is the limit – become a Buggy Host at the RAF Museum London and help make a visitor’s day.

 

 

What is a Buggy Host?

 

The RAF Museum London is a large site, located on the old Hendon Aerodrome, and consisting of multiple buildings and aircraft hangars. We are starting a golf buggy shuttle service to help those with accessibility needs to navigate the site, and to add another element of fun to our younger visitors’ day.

 

What will I be doing?

 

  • Driving our golf buggy around site
  • Providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors
  • Cleaning buggy between uses and monitoring battery life
  • Actively engaging with visitors and collecting visitor feedback
  • Being a point of contact for visitor enquiries as they navigate the site
  • Performing checks and reporting issues with golf buggy

 

This role is perfect for you if you…

 

  • Want to volunteer for a great charity
  • Want to volunteer at the RAF Museum London but don’t know too much about aircraft
  • Want to gain experience in a customer service role and improve your skills
  • Enjoy making people feel welcome and love to engage with our family audience
  • Have a friendly and enthusiastic manner
  • Are personable, friendly and approachable

Our volunteering experiences are designed to reflect our diverse and vibrant communities and welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and ages. For this role, however, we ask that you hold either a valid driving or motorbike licence.

 

 How much time do I need to commit?

This role is currently available during our peak periods of weekends and school holidays. We are ideally looking for a commitment of one day a month, 10:30am-4:30pm.

 

What’s in it for me?

  • Becoming part of a great team of volunteers and staff
  • Volunteering at a beautiful and unique venue
  • Meeting people and making new friends
  • Opportunity to make a real difference to our visitors’ experience
  • Volunteer tickets for certain events
  • 20% staff discount in gift shop and café
  • Uniform
  • Travel and food expenses will be reimbursed up to £10 per day, in line with our policy

 

How will I be trained?

You will get an induction to using the golf buggy and Museum radio on your first day, as well as a short tour of site and an introduction to the other Front of House team members on site. For volunteers in customer-facing roles, we also ask you to undertake eLearning modules on safeguarding, health and safety, and manual handling. Arrangements can be made for completion onsite for any volunteers without computer/ internet access.

 

How can I get involved?

Apply on our website at www.rafmuseum.org.uk/support-us/volunteering by clicking ‘apply now’. If you have any questions, you can email us on volunteering@rafmuseum.org.

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