RAF Museum Volunteering

Our volunteers help build our capacity, connect to our audiences and shed further light on our collection.  

Please use the menu panel to browse our volunteering opportunities by location and to find out more about our available opportunities and how to apply.

At the present time we are only able to consider you for advertised volunteering opportunities.

We welcome applications from people of all interests, abilities, backgrounds and communities; and reimburse travel and food expenses, in line with our policy.

Please let us know about any adjustments you may need.

Our buildings are fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with mobility needs.

We don’t have an upper age limit, but you’ll need to be 16 years or over for most of our roles, and you’ll have to be older than this for others. Please look at the specific opportunity you are interested in for more details.


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.


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If you have any questions about any of our roles then please do get in touch with us at volunteering@rafmuseum.org or you can call us on 01902 376 209 or 020 8358 4923.

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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 at Colindale in North London, and Cosford in 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 exhibitionsfilms, interactivesartwork, engines, missiles, photographsmedals and uniforms and research and education facilities, the Museum takes an innovative approach to telling these stories whilst keeping with tradition.