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Volunteering

Volunteers are a valued and vital part of our team. They play a hugely important role in helping us to conserve and manage a unique part of our nation’s military history.

Volunteering with the Royal Artillery Museum offers a rewarding and enriching experience as well as the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and be part of a team caring for one of the oldest military museums in the world.

Our small team of volunteers has recently contributed to a number of projects from developing a new exhibition featuring the funeral guns of Kings George V, VI and Edward VII to handling and reviewing boxes of war diaries from WW1 and restoring a Mulharrao Howitzer gun captured by British Forces in India in 1802.

We currently need volunteers to support the following areas of our work:

Maintenance and Conservation of the RA Collection (Guns, Launchers, Vehicles, Equipment, Artefacts, Uniforms etc)

We are particularly looking for:

  • Welders
  • Vehicle mechanics
  • Carpenters
  • Auto electricians
  • Tailors (military uniforms)  

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We are looking for individuals with:

  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word and Outlook or similar software)         
  • Good written communication skills
  • Ability to work methodically and efficiently       
  • Interest in the Royal Artillery and its history  

Administration:

We are looking for individuals to help with:

  • Catalogue database management
  • General administrative tasks  

New Museum Project

We are looking for individuals with:

  • Project management skills 
  • Interpretation experience
  • Knowledge of Design and Build contracts  

While experience and qualifications are always appreciated, anyone who has spare time, good team working skills and a willingness to ‘muck in’ with a variety of tasks is always welcome.

All volunteers are provided with training and refreshments.

To apply for any of our volunteering opportunities please contact us via our online form and select the volunteering drop-down box.