Imperial War Museums

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Are you ready to be part of our story?

Over 1000 volunteers take part in a variety of roles across our five branches.

Volunteers are central to IWM's future and work; they help bring to life the stories of our collections, care for our objects and promote great visitor experiences.

Use the vacancies search bar to search for opportunities that match what you're looking for, your availability and the site you're interested in.

Can't join us in person? Find out about our online project War Memorials Register

Can’t make a regular commitment? Join our pool of Volunteer Models.

 IMPORTANT NOTE: We recruit for volunteers throughout the year as/when volunteer vacancies arise. If the role you’re looking for is not currently available please sign up for Volunteer Vacancy Notifications here and we’ll be in touch to let you know what’s coming up. 

Our Volunteering & Engagement Vision & Mission

We are one of the world’s leading authorities on conflict and its impact on people’s lives – from 1914 through to the present day and beyond.


We expect our stories to change the way people think about war and we are proud to be regarded as essential sights of London, Cambridgeshire and Greater Manchester.


Our Vision is for people everywhere to seek IWM out as the place to volunteer through a volunteering programme that is impactful, flexible and appealing. 

Our Mission is to inspire a deeper understanding of the causes, and consequences of war through providing a range of volunteering opportunities that empower, educate and inform.