• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London


Volunteers recreating the 15th Ludhiana Sikh Regiment

Volunteers recreating the 15th Ludhiana Sikh Regiment

Volunteers recreating the 15th Ludhiana Sikh Regiment

Chelsea History Festival Volunteers

Location: Chelsea, London, UK
Closing date: 30 August 2022, 12.00pm
Downloads: Role description (159KB)

We are seeking volunteers to join our Chelsea History Festival team and help support in the delivery of our annual Chelsea History Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival brings the past to life in an immersive mixture of over 100 events, including world-class speakers, authors, historians and performers.

Taking place in Chelsea, London, the festival is a partnership between three iconic institutions: the National Army Museum, the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Chelsea Physic Garden.

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about history, love engaging with the public and can commit to a minimum of half a day from 17 to 25 September 2022. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to gain knowledge and experience in working for a history festival. If you think this is you, we would love to hear from you.

The opportunity is open to everyone aged 18 and over. 

Key dates
  • The closing date for expressing an interest is 30 August 2022 at 12.00pm (noon)
  • Informal group meet-ups for interested people will take place 1 to 2 September 2022
  • Induction and training will take place week commencing 12 September 2022
How to apply

There is no requirement to complete a formal application at this stage. Simply email commercial@nam.ac.uk stating in up to 500 words:

  • Why you wish to be a volunteer at the Chelsea History Festival
  • Key skills you could bring to the volunteer role
  • Date(s) and time(s) of availability

Application process

Send your completed application form to hr@nam.ac.uk

Application form (word) application form (pdf)

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt (unless specifically requested) or provide information on why an applicant has not been shortlisted.

Therefore, if you have not heard back from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. However, we are grateful for the interest you have shown.

If your application is successful, we will invite you in for an informal discussion so that we can get to know each other a little bit, explore the role you have applied for, and discuss any other opportunities that might be available to you. If you are unsure about any of the roles, we can offer you a taster session so that you can decide if the role is suitable, without any further commitment from you.

Where we are unable to accommodate all volunteer applications, we will do our best to signpost you to other volunteering opportunities and organisations.

All volunteers will undergo a full induction and training programme, either prior to or at the beginning of the placement, and you will receive regular one-to-one support from a dedicated and trained volunteer supervisor throughout the placement.

Reasonable out-of-pocket travel and lunch expenses are paid.

The National Army Museum gratefully acknowledges the help of volunteers whose time, energy and skills benefit our work and help us to achieve our mission.

Our relationship with volunteers is one of mutual benefit, responsibility and commitment. Volunteering is also an important part of our access strategy providing another level of access to collections and services.

Volunteering brings educational, developmental and/or social benefits to volunteers and is often an integral and important part of early career development in the sector.

Our aim is to expand the opportunities for volunteering to offer a wide range of roles across the Museum that will require different levels of skills, experience and suitability.

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