Our volunteer community comes from far and wide. They bring their talent, ideas and enthusiasm to a vibrant community. The museum is growing and you can be part of that. 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Front of House Roles
No previous experience or computing knowledge is necessary to become a Room Guide. 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 you can help them find their way around our museum. You can be the one answering their questions, offering directions and making sure they 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 volunteering with our ticketing desk and shop may suit you. 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 preserving historic computers and computing related artefacts.
Do you have a passion for a particular area of computing? Perhaps you really want to work with Data General computers, or you fancy electronic calculators? 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 and get lost in The National Museum of Computing's L-Space!
We have extensive archives, but need your help making them more accessible for the public. Our archivists catalogue, scan, store and handle material including correspondence, manuals, papers and storage media. You can be part of 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.
Interested in any of the above?
If any of these opportunities sound intriguing to you or would like to talk to us about how else you can help as a volunteer at our museum, please get in contact as we would love to talk about them. Send us an email to email@example.com.
Or you can download and complete the Volunteer Application Form as a Word or PDF document. You can then either post it to us (see the Contact Us Page for our address), scan it or send it electronically as a word or PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org.