Stow Maries offers unique volunteering opportunities in a unique location
We welcome people with a wide range of skills in order to ensure that Stow Maries develops as an unparalleled tribute to the service men and women of the Great War, and a great place to visit.
You will become part of a caring community of people who share a passion for the site's history and its future.
Volunteers are the life blood of the aerodrome and without them it would not function. If you would like to join us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be invited to the next recruitment session.
Volunteering positions at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome
Curatorial volunteers carry out the accession, cataloguing and conservation of the site’s objects while researchers carry out research for the museum.
Curatorial explainers are responsible for opening up the museums and then checking that the objects on display are kept safe. They are also on hand to answer visitor questions. and give guided tours of the site and its objects.
With a site of around 90 acres there is a continual need for volunteers with an interest in, and preferably with experience of, landscaping work and building conservation and maintenance.
The Airmen’s Mess is a vital part of the site, catering for regular visitors and also specially booked-in groups. Volunteers should be prepared to help serve both drinks and snacks as well as sit down meals.
The Shop is the visitor’s first port of call for their entry tickets and general information. Retail volunteers should enjoy interacting with people as well as having good organisational skills.
Volunteers are also needed in other areas such as IT and ADMIN. Although there are no regular posts available, various opportunities arise from time to time, to assist on specific projects.
There is also a team of OUTREACH volunteers who attend events off site and carry out other activities to promote the Aerodrome.
Events form an important part of the site’s money-making activities. There is always a need for EVENT volunteers to help with such things as setting up, marshalling, car parking, catering and site maintenance on event days.
Over the last two days, the Ford Exhaust Team from Dunton Technical Centre have been working on site as part of their 'Community Days' scheme.
More than 25 Ford employees visited the...
It was wonderful to welcome The Duke of Gloucester to our World War 1 Aerodrome near Maldon last week. He was genuinely interested in the work of our fantastic volunteers – who toiled...