South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Outreach Volunteer - Aerospace Bristol

Outreach volunteers will support the implementation and delivering of projects to diverse audiences in South Gloucestershire and Bristol.

Role Description: Outreach volunteers will support the implementation and delivering of projects to diverse audiences in South Gloucestershire and Bristol. The Outreach team run a varied program of events to bring the museums experience to the wider community and we are looking to build a team of volunteers to work on different events throughout the year. Whether you are passionate about STEM, great at working with children, committed to care for the elderly or are looking to build experience and gain skills for career development, the Outreach team want to hear from you. Examples of outreach activities include creating a micro museum at public events, engaging with dementia patients in care homes and helping children to discover gravity through play. Tasks will include:
  • Interacting 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

Where: TBC – events across Bristol and South Gloucestershire

When: Opportunities will be shared with the Outreach Volunteers, who will have the chance to register their interest for a particular day or event; this could be anything from a couple of hours, to a whole day running STEM activities at an international air show. There are likely to be a couple of different opportunities every month, with a wide variety of people to work with. Events will take place throughout the year at a variety of locations and may take place during the day, in evenings, and at weekends.

Duration: 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 likeminded 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

Why We Want You: Aerospace Bristol museum opened in 2017 and is home to the last Concorde ever built and the last to fly when it returned to its birthplace in 2003. 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. If you have a passion for planes, are enthusiastic about education, are mad for museums or are hoping to gain experience for employment then we want to hear from you.

Other: 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 Travel expenses to Outreach events will be reimbursed in accordance with the museum’s expenses policy.

For further information and to apply please visit

Organisation name: Aerospace Bristol

Contact name: Anna Bishop

Contact email:

Contact website: http://www.

Type: Volunteering

Location: Bristol

Deadline for completed applications: Wednesday 31 July 2019

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