BECOME A MUSEUM VOLUNTEER

We are looking to recruit volunteers for the following roles

Shop & Reception – Administration – Gardening

Steward & Security – Exhibit Conservation - Research

Display Maintenance – Building Maintenance

(Electricians, Painters, Carpenters & Metal Workers)

Volunteering with the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum can be a very rewarding way to spend your spare time. The Volunteers perform a wide range of jobs according to their skills. What unites them all is a belief in the work the Museum is doing to preserve, protect and display its growing collection of important military artefacts

The Lashenden Air Warfare Museum's popularity is growing at a fast rate and as such we need to recruit more volunteers to help out in the museum & shop, welcoming our many visitors, we are looking for as many people as possible. We have volunteers coming from miles around to help, some regulars come from as far afield as Essex.

Currently we are open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays but we are getting requests to open additional days through the week. The role is to welcome our visitors, issue admission tickets and to work in the shop. We use scanning tills and radio communications between the shop and the museum guides.

We also need additional support staff for maintaining the buildings & the displays, in fact there is a role for almost anyone, this is a great opportunity to work within an enthusiastic team and meet a wide range of interesting visitors. Why not come along and see us or drop us an email to lashendenairwar@gmail.com

Volunteers are essential to the museum's survival and are often the first point of contact for visitors. Whatever your interest we can usually find something for you to do. All we ask is that you attend for a minimum of 2 days per month when the museum is open, in return we offer you the following 

Free membership of the Friends of LAWM

4 editions of “Station 410 News” per year

10% discount in the museum shop

Free Admission to the museum

JOIN THE FRIENDS OF LAWM

Membership of the Friends of the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum is open to anyone who wishes to support the work & aims of the Museum. It supports the museum by raising money, providing voluntary work & services to the museum. All proceeds & activities are dedicated to the work of the museum in its acquisition, restoration & maintenance of items of historical value.

In joining the Friends of the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum you are helping to support the ongoing work of the museum in preserving our aviation heritage. If you decide to become a museum member you will be allocated a membership card, which entitles you to a variety of benefits this includes:

  • Free Admission to the Museum
  • 10%  Discount in the museum shop
  • 4 Newsletters per year keeping you informed of our news, exhibitions & events
  • Opportunities to work as a volunteer in the museum
  • Opportunities to work on the restoration & conservation of the museum exhibits
  • Opportunities to become a museum trustee, representing the friends

Membership will enable you to help with work around the Museum site if you wish, you do not have to have an aviation trade or skill but with suitable training you can learn how to work on the exhibits. New members who wish to help in this way are asked to contact the Museum to organise to meet with someone from the restoration team.

We are currently trying to recruit additional volunteers to the various active projects that are already being undertaken successfully by our skilled volunteers. Not only will this help to increase the pace of the work but it will hopefully widen the pool of volunteers trained to work on exhibits. To help maintain the high quality of work that has become a museum standard.

In addition to the aircraft work there are several other skills that we are currently looking for from amongst our volunteers. These range from general DIY and general maintenance skills to computing.. So please think about getting more involved at the museum by becoming a member and perhaps volunteering to start working at the museum. Membership costs are:

Individual Member                                          £15 per annum

Joint Member                                                  £20 per annum

Family Membership (2 adults + 2 Children)    £25 per annum

Child Member*  (age 12 to 16)                        £10 per annum

Individual Life Membership                             £250

Please make cheques payable to Lashenden Air Warfare Museum

*A child member must be proposed by a current member of the Friends, the proposer will be responsible for the child whilst at the museum.