Our volunteers donate time in various roles across the London Branches. The volunteer programme is open to anyone aged 18 years and above. Here at IWM volunteers are special to us. Together we are bringing the stories of the effects of conflict to life - we hope you will be joining the team soon!

Current roles available

IWM London
Schools Meet and Greet Volunteer

Volunteers assist staff at the Schools and Groups’ Entrance and involves a front facing customer care role. You have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of dealing with school groups within a museum context. You will volunteer closely with and be trained by the Public Engagement and Learning Department (PE&L). Volunteers gain experience talking about our large, on- gallery, objects and are able to deal with school groups. It will require a well organised person with good communication skills and the ability to present a short (10 minute) introductory talk.

Training will take place 12 and 29 November, please make sure you can attend both sessions.

If this sounds like you please find out more here by 7 November 2018.

HMS Belfast
Warship Conservation Radio Section

Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society, London Group

HMS Belfast and the RNARS LG are looking for amateur radio enthusiasts to join the volunteer team in the Bridge Wireless Office, BWO. We operate the ship’s radio station, GB2RN, and help explain Morse code and naval history to visitors. If you have a full amateur radio licence, are interested in getting GB2RN on the air and interact with the many visitors to this 80 year old WW2 cruiser, please get in contact via our website, by clicking contact us.

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Why Join the London Branches Volunteer Team?

Volunteering with us gives you the opportunity to discover more about our London Branches, make friends, see behind the scenes, and develop your  skills. We ask for a long term commitment of one visit a month for a year and in return we offer:

  • Free entry in to all 5 Branches of the IWM (not including air shows at our IWM Duxford branch)
  • Discount in our shops and cafes
  • Two organised volunteer visits per year
  • Annual volunteer recognition event
  • Weekly e-newsletter
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses up to £10 per day (Short Term Student Placements up to 2 visits per week and UK bank accounts only)

Volunteering at IWM London

at IWM London

Volunteering at HMS Belfast

Volunteer at HMS Belfast

Volunteering at Churchill War Rooms

Volunteer at Churchill War Rooms