RAF Museum Volunteering

Thank you for considering volunteering at the RAF Museum. Our volunteers play a vital role in the smooth-running of the Museum, supporting both front-of-house and behind-the-scenes activities.

Please use the menu panel to the left to browse the volunteering opportunities currently available, and to apply. 

We welcome applications from people of all interests, abilities, backgrounds and communities; and reimburse travel and food expenses, in line with our policy. We strive to make our volunteering opportunities as accessible as possible. Do please contact us if you would like to discuss this in more detail.

If you don't see a volunteering opportunity you want to be considered for, why not join our mailing list to get notifications for every new role we advertise?

If you have any questions about any of our roles, or have any difficulties with the application process then please do get in touch with us at volunteering@rafmuseum.org.

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About us

Our purpose is to tell the story of the Royal Air Force through its people and collections.

  • For our visitors, we make our collections and the RAF story relevant and stimulating
  • For current and former RAF personnel and their families, we preserve, honour and share the stories of their service
  • For our nation, we help people to understand the impact of the RAF in the world

Our ambition is to ensure that the Royal Air Force's story endures and enriches future generations. 

The Museum occupies two public sites: RAF Museum London at Colindale in North London, and RAF Museum Midlands in Cosford, Shropshire, West Midlands.

Each site offers a unique experience to the visitor and the exhibits complement each other. Both Museums are free to enter and tell the story of the people who moulded the world of aviation from the daredevil early aviators to wartime heroes and the thousands of ordinary Service men and women who have served in the RAF and whose contribution has shaped the world that we live in today. 

With a world-class collection and display of aircraft, integrated with special exhibitions, films, interactives, artwork, engines, missiles, photographs, medals and uniforms and research and education facilities, the Museum takes an innovative approach to telling these stories whilst keeping with tradition.