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Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.

Outreach Volunteer

Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the success and future of Aerospace Bristol

Volunteering opportunities at Aerospace Bristol

be part of our future

Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the success and future of Aerospace Bristol.

This is a hugely exciting time to join the team to help us enhance users experience of the archives through your work with the catalogue system.

Our vision is an aerospace museum, which inspires, entertains and informs through the understanding of, and engagement with, the stories and collections of Bristol’s aerospace industry – past, present and future. It is, of course, also be home to the last Concorde ever built and the last to fly when it returned to its birthplace in 2003.

Role description

The volunteer will support with projects with different audiences in South Gloucestershire and Bristol. The Outreach team run a wide variety of events with lots of different people. One week you might be working with people with dementia in a care home, the next month you may be helping Under 5s to discover gravity through play. The sessions may be during the day, in evenings, and at weekends.

Tasks will include:

  • Interaction with the public and encouraging them to take part in activities

  • Leading and facilitating sessions with a wide range of different audiences

  • Delivering activities with families, children and young people

  • Supporting older people with object handling and other activities

  • Representing Aerospace Bristol at local, national and international events and supporting with marketing, learning activities and exhibitions outside the museum

role reports to

Outreach and Community Engagement Officer


TBC – Events across Bristol and South Gloucestershire


You will be approached about supporting with specific events, this could be anything from a couple of hours, to a whole day running STEM activities at an international air show. Opportunities will be shared with the Outreach Volunteers, who will have the chance to register their interest for a particular day or event. There are likely to be a couple of different opportunities every month, with a wide variety of people to work with. They will take place throughout the year.


The role will be reviewed regularly


  • A passion for providing a high level of customer service

  • A willingness to interact with public and visitors to the Museum, from young children to adults

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • A willingness to promote the Museum and its activities

  • Understanding of and respect for different people and communities, their needs and priorities

  • Patience, understanding and tact when working with people with additional needs

Commitment to You

  • Volunteers will receive training for the role prior to events and activities

  • We will welcome you to a team that is inclusive and welcoming and full of like-minded individuals that are passionate about Bristol’s rich aerospace history

  • To understand what you want to achieve from your volunteering with us a together work towards those goals

  • To listen to you and any ideas or suggestions that you might have

  • To support you in developing you experience in museum careers, if that is of interest

What’s in it for You

  • Customer Service and delivery training

  • Working as part of a team

  • Gaining an insight into how outreach activities at a Museum are run

  • Gaining new skills and experience

  • An opportunity to gain an in depth knowledge of the aerospace industry and the important part that it has played in the lives of Bristol people

  • Work with different, diverse communities and people

Number of vacancies

  • 8

Application deadline

  • 30th April 2019


  • Volunteers are asked to adhere to the terms of the volunteer agreement

  • Volunteers will be required to attend role specific training prior to commencing volunteering at the Museum  

  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake a Basic Disclosure check prior commencing their role


You can make a difference and get involved.  If you would like to become a volunteer, please complete the form below.  Got a question about volunteering? Take a look at our frequently asked questions, as we have tried to give answers to as many queries as possible, or if you would like to know more, please get in touch and contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you on-board soon!

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