Pre-school session volunteer

Flying Officer Swift

Do you enjoy working with families with young children? Are you looking to further your skills in this area? Come and join in with Little Swifts, our pre-school session for 2 – 5 year olds.

 Our fun and lively sessions for pre-school children (aged 2-5 years) include arts and crafts, games, stories and songs. Each session is linked to our amazing collection and helps bring our Museum to life. Sessions are held on the last Thursday of the month (during term time) and last for approximately 1 hour.

These new sessions have been added to our Learning Programme to encourage more families with pre-school children to visit the Museum and have already proved to be popular. Having a volunteer there to support will mean that there are enough people to welcome and support families on arrival and also to encourage engagement with all activities. If you can give 3 hours of your time, once a month and want to be involved in fun and friendly activities, this could be the role for you.


You will:

  • Work alongside RAF Museum staff to set up and clear away activities
  • Greet adults and children attending Little Swifts
  • Support and encourage children in engaging with activities
  • Join in with all the fun and games!


You will be:

  • Comfortable working with small children up to the age of 5
  • Approachable, friendly and enthusiastic
  • Able to follow instructions carefully
  • Able to ensure a safe play environment for families
  • Hands-on, confident and able to take responsibility



All training will be given on the first day and we will cover:

  • Brief for the day
  • Health and safety
  • Demonstration of the activities


Basic Criminal Records check

This position will require a Basic Criminal Record check.  The museum will cover the cost of this check and help you to complete the application.


Trial Period

We run a trial period system – this gives both you and us the chance to make sure this is a suitable match for the role. For this role, the trial period is up to 3 volunteering shifts.



The sessions are held on the last Thursday of the month (term time only).



The session runs from 10.30 – 11.30am. The hours for volunteering would be 10am – 12pm to include time for setting up and clearing away.




Travel and food expenses will be reimbursed up to £10 per day, in line with our policy.


How to get involved:

Complete the Expressions of Interest form and send it to Rachel Ball, Volunteer Manager by email: or call 020 8358 4981.

Please express your interest in this role by 1st May 2017.

Expression of Interest – Pre-School Session Volunteer 

We welcome applications from people of all interests, abilities, backgrounds and communities.




Rachel Ball
Rachel Ball
Volunteering Manager at the RAF Museum. We are the national museum to tell the story of the Royal Air Force through its people and collections.

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