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Last updated: 17 February 2017

The National Army Museum gratefully acknowledges the help of volunteers whose time, energy and skills benefit our work and help us to achieve our mission.

Current opportunities

There are no current volunteering opportunities to apply for.

Our relationship with volunteers is one of mutual benefit, responsibility and commitment. Volunteering is also an important part of our access strategy providing another level of access to collections and services.

Volunteering brings educational, developmental and/or social benefits to volunteers and is often an integral and important part of early career development in the sector.

Our aim is to expand the opportunities for volunteering to offer a wide range of roles across the Museum that will require different levels of skills, experience and suitability. Volunteers will be involved in a wide range of activities including:

  • Collections care and management
  • Commercial and picture library activities
  • Community engagement projects with diverse audiences
  • Educational workshops (including arts and crafts)
  • Evaluation, feedback and audience engagement (with visitors, teachers and students)
  • The Museum's education programme in schools
  • Object handling sessions with local boroughs and learning families
  • Outreach activities
  • Photography
  • Prospect research
  • Records management
  • Research and Study Centre activities
  • Tours and storytelling within the galleries and exhibition spaces
  • Visitor Assistance (welcoming, and engaging users with the Collection and facilities)
  • Volunteer supervision
  • Volunteer co-ordination and Human Resources

Please note

When roles are advertised, due to the high volume of applications that we receive at this stage we are unable to acknowledge receipt (unless specifically requested) or provide information on why an applicant has not been shortlisted.

Therefore, if you have not heard back from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful at this stage. However, we are grateful for the interest you have shown.

Information & Enquiries

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Application Forms

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