RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

A registered Charity No. 1058887

Volunteering We do seek to not only maintain our high standards, but to improve them and so, if you enjoyed your visit, why not join the Team to help bring enjoyment and pleasure to the thousands of visitors we have each year?  We are always looking for additional Volunteers to help us improve all aspects of the running of the Museum.  Why not download a Volunteers Application Form now?  But, from the outside it can all seem rather daunting, so here are some of the questions people ask when considering volunteering. 1.     Do I need to have worked at Neatishead or in Air Defence in order to Volunteer? No, not at all!   While many of the current Volunteers do have a connection with the site, in some cases this is just because a member of their family worked here.  Several of the Volunteers have no direct ties to either the site or the world of Air Defence.  We provide training to help you carry out the role you would like to do so prior knowledge is definitely not essential. 2.    What sort of jobs are there for me to do? All sorts!  It really depends on what you would like to do.  We have, in no particular order roles in the Shop, the Workshops, the Library, the Grounds, in Crumbs, as a Tour Guide, as a Room Host, in Photo Archives, as a Research Assistant, as an Exhibition Planner or in our Reserve Collection cataloguing all the artefacts held in store.  The only job we all do more than anything else is to be a welcoming and friendly face to everyone who arrives at the Museum! 3.     How much time will I have to give? That is up to you in many ways.  We do have published opening hours during the days we are open, as well as regular days we all come in during the “Closed Season” (Nov – Mar incl).  We do ask for a regular commitment as part of whichever Team you join.  On average, people give one day a week to volunteering but most, during the “Open Season” will give much more – often an average of three days a week when we have Group visits.  Some even appear to live here!!!  All we ask is for you to honour your commitments so that we can ensure a top-class experience for our visitors! 4.     What’s in it for me? Not such a daft question!  Indeed, Volunteering is an amazing way to make even more of a busy life!  Not only do you get the immense satisfaction of seeing our visitors having a great day out and learning all about this once secret world, but you will be working with a fantastic team of friendly, enthusiastic and cheerful people – indeed, what is soon apparent is that it is more like a family – without the drawbacks!  You also get to develop your own skills as well as your knowledge of this exciting aspect of History. Indeed, many people often discover new skills they never knew they had!  We also have regular social events such as the End of Season meal. So why not join us for a taster? Why not give it a go?  We operate a probationary period for all new Volunteers just so you can make sure that this is what you would like to do.  In addition, once you have joined a Team, you can always decide you’d like to do something different.   So why not find out more?  The easy way is to chat to any of the Volunteers or contact the Manager to see how you could contribute to this amazing Museum.  Or why not download our Volunteers Application Form and Introductory Notes? All potential new Volunteers will be invited in and shown round by a Volunteer, invited to mingle with the public on a Tour so you can see the Museum in action, and to discuss with Beth (the Manager), over a tea or coffee, how you feel you may be able to contribute to this amazing Museum.  You are provided with Induction and Health and Safety Training and there are opportunities for additional Training courses (Welcome Host, First Aid, etc) as well. For further information, why not e-mail us at curator@radarmuseum.co.uk Or send your Application Form to:-                            The Museum Manager                            RAF Air Defence Radar Museum                            Neatishead                            Nr Horning                            Norfolk                            NR12 8YB                             Tel: 01692-631485
Volunteering We do seek to not only maintain our high standards, but to improve them and so, if you enjoyed your visit, why not join the Team to help bring enjoyment and pleasure to the thousands of visitors we have each year?  We are always looking for additional Volunteers to help us improve all aspects of the running of the Museum.  Why not download a Volunteers Application Form now?  But, from the outside it can all seem rather daunting, so here are some of the questions people ask when considering volunteering. 1.     Do I need to have worked at Neatishead or in Air Defence in order to Volunteer? No, not at all!   While many of the current Volunteers do have a connection with the site, in some cases this is just because a member of their family worked here.  Several of the Volunteers have no direct ties to either the site or the world of Air Defence.  We provide training to help you carry out the role you would like to do so prior knowledge is definitely not essential. 2.    What sort of jobs are there for me to do? All sorts!  It really depends on what you would like to do.  We have, in no particular order roles in the Shop, the Workshops, the Library, the Grounds, in Crumbs, as a Tour Guide, as a Room Host, in Photo Archives, as a Research Assistant, as an Exhibition Planner or in our Reserve Collection cataloguing all the artefacts held in store.  The only job we all do more than anything else is to be a welcoming and friendly face to everyone who arrives at the Museum! 3.     How much time will I have to give? That is up to you in many ways.  We do have published opening hours during the days we are open, as well as regular days we all come in during the “Closed Season” (Nov – Mar incl).  We do ask for a regular commitment as part of whichever Team you join.  On average, people give one day a week to volunteering but most, during the “Open Season” will give much more – often an average of three days a week when we have Group visits.  Some even appear to live here!!!  All we ask is for you to honour your commitments so that we can ensure a top-class experience for our visitors! 4.     What’s in it for me? Not such a daft question!  Indeed, Volunteering is an amazing way to make even more of a busy life!  Not only do you get the immense satisfaction of seeing our visitors having a great day out and learning all about this once secret world, but you will be working with a fantastic team of friendly, enthusiastic and cheerful people – indeed, what is soon apparent is that it is more like a family – without the drawbacks!  You also get to develop your own skills as well as your knowledge of this exciting aspect of History. Indeed, many people often discover new skills they never knew they had!  We also have regular social events such as the End of Season meal. So why not join us for a taster? Why not give it a go?  We operate a probationary period for all new Volunteers just so you can make sure that this is what you would like to do.  In addition, once you have joined a Team, you can always decide you’d like to do something different.   So why not find out more?  The easy way is to chat to any of the Volunteers or contact the Manager to see how you could contribute to this amazing Museum.  Or why not download our Volunteers Application Form and Introductory Notes? All potential new Volunteers will be invited in and shown round by a Volunteer, invited to mingle with the public on a Tour so you can see the Museum in action, and to discuss with Beth (the Manager), over a tea or coffee, how you feel you may be able to contribute to this amazing Museum.  You are provided with Induction and Health and Safety Training and there are opportunities for additional Training courses (Welcome Host, First Aid, etc) as well. For further information, why not e-mail us at curator@radarmuseum.co.uk Or send your Application Form to:-                            The Museum Manager                            RAF Air Defence Radar Museum                            Neatishead                            Nr Horning                            Norfolk                            NR12 8YB                             Tel: 01692-631485
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

A registered Charity No. 1058887