Volunteer with us in a unique, historic location

We welcome people with a wide range of skills in order to ensure that Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Trust continues its vital role as a centre for Volunteering in Essex. 

We engage volunteers in every aspect of the museum; trusteeship, curatorial, site maintenance, catering, retail, visitor support, and events.


We are very proud to have won the Queens Award for Volunteering Service.

We have also been awarded National Museum Accreditation.

If you are successful in your application, you  will become part of a caring community of people who share a passion for the site's history and its future - as well as huge new family.

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 volunteering@stowmaries.org.uk and you will be invited to the next recruitment session.


Curatorial Team - C Flight

Curatorial Collections Volunteers carry out the accession, cataloguing and conservation of the site’s objects, while researchers work behind the scenes to investigate and add to the story of the musuem.

Guides 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.



Buildings and Estates Team - E Flight

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.


Mess Cafe Team - M Flight

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.



Visitor Welcome Team - V Flight

The Welcome area, including the shop,  is the visitor's first port of call for their entry tickets and general information. Welcome Team volunteers should enjoy interacting with people as well as having good organisational skills.

Volunteers are also needed in other areas such as IT and administration. Although there are no regular posts available, various opportunities arise from time to time, to assist on specific projects. 

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.





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