Become a Volunteer
Our volunteer community comes from far and wide. They bring their talent, ideas and enthusiasm to a vibrant community. You can be part of that. The museum is growing. We have new challenges and new opportunities to offer. Everyone is welcome to apply.
We have some suggested roles below but we treat all volunteers as individuals so whatever your skills or interests we would love to talk to you. Send us an email -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is The National Museum of Computing volunteering really like? Read some stories of how rewarding it can be:
Front of House Roles
No previous experience or computing knowledge is necessary to become a Steward - an interest in some aspects of computing would obviously be helpful together with a willingness to learn, an outgoing personality and the ability to engage with the growing number of visitors who come to see one of the world's top computing museums.
Our visitors come from all over the world and some could use your help to find their way around our museum. You can be the one answering their questions, offering directions and helping them have a great time. All you have to bring is your friendly, helpful self and a willingness to learn about our displays and to be able to commit to certain dates and times.
The National Museum of Computing provides regular tours to groups of all kinds. If you want a chance to bring the story of computing to the public, there's no more better way than taking visitor groups of a tour of our museum. You'll need to be able to tell a ripping yarn and engage with your audience. Full training will be given. If you can make a regular, scheduled commitment, please get in touch!
Ticketing & Retail
If you enjoy dealing with customers, sales, and handling money then we are always looking for help with our ticketing desk and shop. We are also looking for a shop manager to help select and keep track of stock. This would be ideal for people looking to get experience in the retail sector.
Back of House Roles
The National Museum of Computing relies on volunteers to manage our collections. This includes everything from handling acquisitions, cataloguing and storage. This role would appeal to people interested in museum collections management and/or with a passion for preserve historic computers.
Do you have a passion for a particular area of computing? Perhaps you really want to work with Data General computers, or you fancy Orics. To handle our large collection we assign coordinators to different sub-collections. We need people with your passion and knowledge to help catalogue conserve, maintain, handle, store and display objects.
The National Museum of Computing is special. We preserve the experience of computing as much as artefacts. Every day we have people working on restoration and maintenance projects. If you're an electronics wiz or just eager to learn, we have projects needing your help.
Like all charities, The National Museum of Computing needs to make its case for public support. You could help us ensure the museum's future. We need people who can speak for us, write for us and help keep in contact with our supporters. Whether you're ready to stuff envelopes, or have a Rolodex full of potential donors, we'd love to talk to you.
Do you enjoy research, still reading books made of real trees? Perhaps you would like to help us out in the Library and Research Centre. We have a variety of roles that you could work on from simple librarianship to providing research services. Come get lost in The National Museum of Computing's L-Space!
The museum has extensive archives, but we need your help making them more accessible for the public. Archivists are cataloguing, scanning, storing and handling material including correspondence, manuals, papers and storage media. We are building what will be a world class capability for researchers everywhere. This is a unique chance to handle and care for primary source material about the computing revolution.
If any of these opportunities sound intriguing to you, please get in contact. We'd love to talk to you. Send us an email -- email@example.com.