Imperial War Museums

Are you ready to be part of our story?

Please use the search filters to the left of this page to find opportunities or click on your chosen Branch to apply.

You will then be asked to create a Volunteer Homepage and register your interest/make an application.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We recruit for volunteers throughout the year as/when volunteer vacancies arise. It may be that there is not a vacancy available that matches your criteria at this time.

Pictured: Louise and John (our oldest serving HMS Belfast Veteran)
Photo credit: Richard M

About us

Currently we have over 1000 volunteers involved across our five sites:

Our volunteers are important to us and help to bring to life the stories of our collections, care for our many significant objects and promote great customer experiences.

Click here to find out more about our volunteering programme and offer.
You will need to be aged 18 or over to take part.

Can't join us in person? Sign up to our online projects War Memorials Register and Operation War Diaries

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Our Vision

IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. We seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'wartime experience'. We are proud to be regarded as essential sights of London, Cambridgeshire and Greater Manchester.

IWM is a family of five museums: IWM London; IWM North in Trafford, Greater Manchester; IWM Duxford near Cambridge; the Churchill War Rooms in Whitehall, London; and the historic ship HMS Belfast, moored in the Pool of London on the River Thames. 

Diane Lees, Director-General of IWM