volunteers chatting over a garden fence at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Volunteering at Chiltern Open Air Museum

By becoming a volunteer at Chiltern Open Air Museum you provide invaluable support that ensures we can open to visitors and continue with the amazing work we do. Our outdoor spaces, friendly team and 2,000 years of Chilterns history make this a really special place for you to get involved.

There are all-sorts of areas that you can support us in from front of house, stewarding, office support, catering, collections care, estate work, gardening, building maintenance and more!

Staff and volunteer benefits

  • Discount in the shop, catering outlets and at some special events
  • Flexible hours and remote working where possible
  • A 45 acre site for walking and general wellbeing
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • Volunteer and Staff Room with free tea and coffee
  • Team social activities

Current opportunities

We are currently looking for Visitor Engagement Volunteers, Volunteer Stewards and Volunteer Costume Makers for our Houses Inhabited project. Find out more here


How old do I have to be to volunteer at COAM? 

You need to be aged 18 or over. Vulnerable adults need to be accompanied by a carer.

Do you cover expenses?

Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse travel and other expenses.

Do you accept work experience?

We may accept work experience students over the age of 18 depending on the area and resources available.

Find out more

To express an interest and find out more about volunteering with us, please return a completed Volunteer Enquiry Form to our Volunteer Co-ordinator on volunteering@coam.org.uk 

Volunteer Enquiry Form PDF format

Volunteer Enquiry Form Word format

Chiltern Open Air Museum is a registered charity no 272381.


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