Norfolk Tank Museum is always looking for new volunteers to expand the museum. Volunteers play a very important part in the success of the Norfolk Tank Museum and we really value their support and commitment in NTM to preserve and maintaining the museum artefacts for the future. Our volunteers learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy looking after some of Britain’s military history.
The Museum involves volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, completing a range of tasks and activities. Volunteering can be for as little as a couple of hours a week or as many hours as you wish. For many roles no particular skills or experience are required, full training will be given.
Our volunteers are wonderful ambassadors for the Norfolk Tank Museum, inspiring and enthusing others and are often the public face of NTM.
Question; what is to be got out of volunteering?
Answer; Interesting challenges – working together with a great, fun group of people – and, best of all we get to play with the, (big, noisy), toys.
There are several areas where we would particularly welcome some help:
- Vehicle maintenance (All aspects, previous experience is not necessary)
- Building maintenance (Painting, decorating and woodworking skills)
- Landscaping (We are keen to begin the landscaping of the museum grounds and would really appreciate some help and advice on this project)
- Archiving (Photographing, describing and recording all the museum’s assets)
- Front of house (Being there on open days to show our visitors around and help them get the best out of their visit)
- Welding (We have specific needs of people with body repair and welding skills)
- Admin (Help with general administration duties and the organization of special events and attractions)
- Catering (Help with the cafeteria and Bar-B-Q)
If you are interested in a fascinating experience please contact the Norfolk Tank Museum on 07703 337714
The Volunteers meet every Monday and Thursday evening from 7pm until 10pm, and all day Wednesdays at the museum to carry out routine maintenance on our running vehicles and museum artefacts; the process of preserving the museum exhibits goes on all year. Apart from all the hard work there is a light and friendly atmosphere and always time for discussing new projects and researching the things we’re currently working on, (tea and coffee seem to have a prominent place in all of this!).
Throughout the summer months we have our open days, when, as volunteers we get to introduce the public to the museum and show off the results of all our work. It is the opportunity to play with the toys that we have been working on because there are few sounds better than the roar of a 27 litre V12 Rolls Royce Meteor engine.
Throughout the year we arrange group outings to various UK military shows and rallies as well as taking some of our exhibits to local events and fetes.