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Types of volunteer roles

Interested in becoming a volunteer?  For those people with the time and the will to learn and share, unique opportunities are available within different areas of the Museum.  The interests and skills of all applicants are carefully matched with suitable volunteer opportunities.  Find out more about current volunteer vacancies.

Front-of-house roles

Information Desk Volunteers

About the role

We're currently on the lookout for our next intake of Information Desk Volunteers. Join a dynamic team that helps ensure our visitors have a warm and informed experience with us. Click through for more information


Back-of-house roles

Data entry and filing

Data entry and filingAbout the role 

Many areas of the Museum are looking for volunteers who can assist with administrative tasks, and are prepared to be meticulously accurate and well organised.

The qualities we look for

People with good written and spoken English, and are computer literate, and self motivated. The ability to learn and to work independently is also very important.


We would normally ask for at least a half day per week as the basic commitment, and more opportunities exist during the working week than in the weekends.

Flying Squad

Flying SquadAbout the role

This team of volunteers are on call, and respond to calls for help from various parts of the Museum, and the work is varied.  It may be preparing resources, putting together files, photocopying, filing, stuffing envelopes or even skewering marshmallows.

The qualities we look for

Flying Squad members must be on email, and check their accounts on a daily basis.


The job suits people who want to support the Museum, but cannot commit to a regular time slot, and would prefer to be on call.  Normally it involves coming in as a small team to work for a couple of hours on administrative tasks.  The minimum input required is to offer to help at least 3 or 4 times in the year, but we love it if you can commit to more.

Other roles

Other rolesWe also have other roles available for volunteers within the Museum, and if you have a particular passion for military history, or natural history and the sciences, or the library, it is worth while submitting an application just in case a vacancy for a Volunteer in those areas arises.  Our volunteers fulfil many varied roles throughout the organization, and bring a wide range of skills with them.

The range of roles undertaken by volunteers in the Museum is vast, so no matter what your skills and interests, it is possible that somebody on the staff is waiting for you to come along and volunteer.