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About the organisation

National Army Museum

The National Army Museum is a leading authority on the British Army and its impact on society past and present. We examine the Army’s role from the British Civil Wars to the modern day. Through our collections we preserve and share stories of ordinary people with extraordinary responsibilities. We explore the role of the Army and its relevance today.

We aim to be a first class museum that moves, inspires, challenges, educates and entertains.

Role Aim: 

• To assist staff with elements of the administration and delivery of the schools and famiies’ programme of sessions in the Museum’s Foyle Centre

• To offer volunteers a unique opportunity to play a key role while gaining experience working with a national museum collection of historic importance


School Workshops:

• Meet, greet and escort school groups from the Group Entrance to the Foyle Centre

• Help Learning staff set up and deliver workshops and taught sessions (including moving furniture and handling collection items, arranging objects for display and setting out classroom resources)

• Assist with the delivery of workshops and taught sessions on a variety of topics for different age groups (including supporting small groups with tasks and explaining handling collection items during group activities)

• Help care for and maintain the Departmental Handling Collection

Family Programmes:

• Deliver craft-based activities for families

• Assist with set-up of family events and activities

• Assist with the development of family learning resources

• Deliver object handling activities for family audiences

Skills needed: 


• Friendly and approachable

• Good standard of spoken English

• Good communication skills

• Willing to learn and be part of team

• Understanding of good customer service


• Interest in military history

• Experience of working with children (for Schools/Families roles/activities only)


• Full in-house training will be provided, including a site induction; health and safety; museum object manual handling; and subject knowledge required to support sessions

• Discount in the shop and café

• Expenses (out of pocket travel to and from place of work)

• Volunteers’ Handbook with helpful information about the role and the Museum

• Regular feedback meetings with designated supervisor

Royal Hospital Road Chelsea London SW3 4HT
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Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here