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Patchway, BS34

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.

Volunteering FAQ

Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience, but many of you have questions regarding how you can get involved, what it entails or whether you're adequately qualified. We've tried to answer as many of these questions as we can in our FAQs below.

Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?

A: The minimum age for our volunteer roles is 18.

Q: Do you have any vacancies at the moment?

A: Please see visit our Volunteers section for all our current volunteer opportunities.

Q: Do I need qualifications to become a volunteer?

A: No.  For most of our volunteer roles you don’t need any specific skills, but relevant experience and qualifications are a bonus.  The most important skills required are a passion and enthusiasm for aviation and ability to engage, encourage and inspire our visitors, to help us create an unforgettable experience.

Q: Will I be offered any training?

A: Full training will be provided on how to carry out your volunteer role.  You will receive a thorough induction to your role so that you are confident in what we are asking you to do.

Q: If I volunteer will this lead to a job at the Museum?

A: Whilst volunteering does not lead to permanent employment at Aerospace Bristol, by becoming a volunteer, you can learn new skills and develop existing ones, while gaining valuable work experience. Volunteering is also a fun way to make friends, meet people and can help to build your confidence.  You can view all our current vacancies by visiting our Opportunities page.

Q: How long do I need to volunteer for?

A: It would be most helpful to us if you could commit to one day a week or more, and this could be made up of two half day sessions.

Q: will i get my expenses REIMBURSED?

A: Volunteers may be appropriately reimbursed for genuine agreed out-of-pocket expenses incurred whilst carrying out their role. The Trust values each and every one of those who give their time to volunteer with us. 

Q: I am currently unable to commit to volunteering but I will be available to volunteer in the future, when should I apply?

A: Please only apply for volunteer roles up to one month before you are available to volunteer.


Get in touch

If you have any queries that are not answered on the website, please email us on: or call us on 01179 315 315.