RAF Museum Volunteering


Cosford site

Available opportunities

Museum Event Maker

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 public events all year round for families and adults, showcasing our fascinating collection and history.

Example events include:

  • Holiday activities including drone flying, cockpit access and robot challenges
  • Large Model Airshow
  • Cosford Food Festival
  • Vintage and Handmade Festival
  • Spitfire 10K
  • Outdoor Cinema

With

  • Our visitors
  • Supporting staff

 

 

When

  • Occasional Weekends
  • School holidays
  • Usually 10am-5pm

Frequency

  • Flexible - various dates

 

Further Information

  • We will be hosting a recruitment evening on Thursday 16 April 2020 at 6.00pm–7.30pm.
  • Attendance to this is required to be considered for the role and will include an introduction to the RAF Museum, volunteering with us and our exciting events programme.

 

Getting Involved

Click the yellow 'Fill in an Application' button on the top right-hand side of this page. 

 

Closing Date: Sunday 12 April 2020

 

 

To support and thank our volunteers we offer:

  • Flexible opportunities
  • Skills development
  • Food and travel expenses
  • Invitations to special events
  • Museum discounts
  • References

 

Fill in an application

London site

Available opportunities

Conversation Café Volunteers (with ESOL Learners)

ESOL Conversation Cafe Session

Café Conversation Volunteers
(with ESOL Learners)

 

Conversation Cafes involve a small group of people discussing and sharing their stories, thoughts and memories together. Our focus is to enable ESOL speakers to practise their spoken English skills, outside the classroom, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

Taking part in a project like this makes a big difference to their abilities, learning and mental health. 

The RAF Museum is a community hub; this role is key in welcoming new audiences and building strong relationships with our visitors and community – our Conversation Café sessions are at the heart of this. The Conversation Café is run in conjunction with partners at Barnet and Southgate College.  

Participants have said:

“I don’t have so many opportunities to speak English...in my home I only speak my own language, and every time I have this opportunity to talk with another people in English it is very interesting and very good” 

“It’s very good. After college I come here, and because I’m coming here I speak English, and write English. Maybe next week I bring my family, my wife, my son”

With

  • Our visitors
  • Our community
  • Supporting our staff

 

 

When

  • Wednesdays
  • 12.45pm – 2.45pm

 

Frequency

  • Weekly
  • Term time only

Further Information

  • Training will cover, relationship building, maintaining professional boundaries, working with ESOL resources and safe volunteering at the RAF Museum

 

Getting Involved

Click the yellow 'Fill in an Application' button on the top right-hand side of this page. 

 

 

To support and thank our volunteers we offer:

  • Flexible opportunities
  • Skills development
  • Food and travel expenses
  • Invitations to special events
  • Museum discounts
  • References

 

Access Advisory Group

Access Advisory Group

Could you advise on ways we can make our Museum more accessible?

Our Access Advisory Group plays a vital role in improving access for people with disabilities to our London site. We are looking for new members who would be able to advise and support staff in making our Museum as inclusive as it can be.

We want to hear from 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
  • Be committed to attending three meetings per year at the Museum

With

Supporting Staff

 

 

When

Weekday

 

Frequency

Three meetings a year

 

Further Information

  • Next meeting on Monday 2 December 2019
  • 2020 meeting dates will be circulated

 

Getting Involved

Click the yellow 'Fill in an Application' button on the top right-hand side of this page. 

 

To support and thank our volunteers we offer:

  • Flexible opportunities
  • Skills development
  • Food and travel expenses (up to £10 a day)
  • Invitations to special events
  • Museum discounts
  • References

 

Fill in an application