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 and you will be invited to the next recruitment session.

Volunteering positions at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Welcome team

This is a vital pool of helpful, courteous and knowledgeable people who engage our visitors in their first contact on site, working in the car park, visitor reception and retail areas.

The welcome team at Stow Maries

Estate volunteers

With a site of around 100 acres there is a continual need for volunteers with an interest in, and preferably with the experience of, landscaping work and building conservation and maintenance.

Stow Maries estate volunteers

Site interpreters

These are a group of well informed, enthusiastic and articulate people that engage the public and explain the site and its objects. After time spent working as Gallery Attendants, building up their knowledge of the aerodrome, some of these people may choose to train as Tour Guides. Interpreters are also sometimes needed to help deliver a structured and expanding education programme, develop learning resources or provide outreach services to schools and colleges.

Site interpreter at Stow Maries showing visitors the aircraft

Curatorial volunteers

The museum holds a collection of objects and archives as well as caring for numerous loans, this requires dedicated, methodical work to ensure the collection management meets high standards.

Stow Maries curatorial volunteer