At IWM we are extremely proud to be a volunteer involving organisation with over 1000 volunteers across our five sites.
Our volunteers help bring to life the stories of our collections, care for our many significant objects and promote great customer experiences.
Volunteers are central to our future and work.
Our opportunities are designed to be meaningful and enjoyable; we want to ensure you can give as much or as little as you like to our cause.
Our roles are valued across the organisation and offered flexibly from a few hours, day or weeks to a few years, onsite at one of our branches and offsite.
I can give
One or two days
Visiting London? In full time study or employment? Unsure whether a longer term volunteering commitment is for you?
Join us for a taster day or two to explore where your skills and passion can help support our ambitions.
"What I enjoy most about my role … is the camaraderie of being with other volunteers. But it’s also about engaging with the public. You meet so many interesting people and every day is like a new adventure."
“I really enjoy talking to visitors, it keeps me going and keeps me young.”
"Volunteering [days] are the best days of the week. I usually walk round with a silly smile on my face every Monday and Wednesday … It’s such fulfilling work to do, because I’m so interested in it personally, but also you’re mixing with a group people who share that interest."
“This course and this place has saved my life. I love working and connecting with the kids too and giving them a real life experience as a real life soldier, and overall this is helping me move onwards and forwards.”
"Volunteering makes me feel incredibly proud and incredibly fortunate to be allowed to get so close to history … It’s incredibly rewarding but above all, mentally stimulating."
"It was an honour and a pleasure to be part of something that was so important and special to so many people."