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Jet Age - Volunteering

YOUNG, OLD OR YOUNG AT HEART - Your Skills Could be just what we need!

Jet age museum volunteers

Could you spare some time to help us?

Jet Age Museum opened its doors to the public in August 2013 and since then we have continued to welcome more and more visitors for the ‘Jet Age Experience’ on our public open days.

Schools & Education

We engage fully with local schools, offering curriculum-based education visits outside public opening days so children can deepen their understanding of Gloucestershire’s significant contribution to the aviation industry.

Group Visits

We also offer visits outside our public opening days to private groups, organisations and clubs.

Restoration

We are making great strides with the restoration, preservation and conservation of our exhibits and hope in the future to extend the Jet Age experience by offering ‘behind the scenes’ tours of our current and future engineering facilities.

Events

Last, but not least, are the regular events that take place at the Museum either to celebrate memorable past occasions or to stimulate aviation and engineering interest in future generations.

Administration and Planning

Of course, we are also working hard behind the scenes with the administration and planning required to sustain museum operations and develop the museum to achieve our aims and objective as detailed in our governing document; in short, ‘preserve the past and inspire the future!’.

Governance and Management

The Governance and Management team are also working on plans to extend the current accommodation, enabling us to offer more display space and improve facilities for education and training.

If all of that were not enough, we are also working towards achieving ‘Accreditation’ with the Arts Council to be recognised as a fully-fledged independent museum.

Volunteering

To achieve all the above, and to maintain the exemplary service provided to Jet Age Museum visitors we need more volunteers to join the team.  We need volunteers across all the skill areas that are required in any successful organisation; we need those willing to help with the administration and management of volunteers, general maintenance and development, those who can show visitors around the Museum, those with specific engineering skills and those with managerial and governance experience.

Right now we need:

  • Volunteer Display Hall Guides: we need volunteers to help with normal opening days and with hosting private and education visits outwith normal opening days.
  • Café Team: we need volunteers to help run the café during normal opening hours.
  • Volunteer Co-ordination Team: we need volunteers to help with recruiting, inducting, training and rostering of volunteers.
  • Communications and Marketing:  we need volunteers to help with getting our message of, ‘preserving the past – inspiring the future’, across to the general public.
  • Friday Cleaning and Maintenance Team:  we need volunteers who have practical fabrication and/or woodworking skills to help with museum development and preparation on a Friday for our regular opening to the public on weekends.

What's in it for you?

You’ll be contributing towards the provision of an educational resource and a source of enjoyment and inspiration for the public; just look at our Trip Advisor reviews to see what our visitors think.

You’ll be part of a great team of like-minded people helping Jet Age Museum to preserve the history of Gloucestershire’s contribution to aviation from the early days, through the birth of the jet age to the present day. 

You will have access to a ‘Volunteers’ Aviation Library’, and lastly, and most importantly, you will be provided with free tea and coffee whenever you are on duty!

So, become a Jet Age volunteer to have fun and enjoy the Museum to its fullest extent!

If you would like to learn more or just wish to talk to someone about volunteering please get in touch by contacting the Volunteer Co-ordinator via our contact facility or e-mail address.

Please note that you will need to become a member of the Gloucestershire Aviation Collection to volunteer at Jet Age Museum.