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Volunteers make a vital difference to our work and we are extremely grateful to all our volunteers whose time and effort bring so much to Coventry Transport Museum and its visitors.

Who Can Volunteer?

You don't need to have specialist knowledge to volunteer, just an enthusiasm for our work and a willingness to learn new skills and/or working practices. 

Volunteers at the Coventry Transport Museum come from a variety of backgrounds. Our youngest volunteers are 16 and our oldest volunteers are enjoying their retirement years.

The amount of commitment time that we are looking for depends on the volunteer role but is usually flexible.

Role descriptions will identify what skills and qualities are needed. For example volunteers who help us with a public facing role need to enjoy meeting people, have a sense of fun and be interested in the museum, its collections and exhibitions.

How to Volunteer

To get involved you will first need to decide what you might like to do. To find out what volunteering opportunities are currently available please have a look at the Current Opportunities section on this page.

If you are interested in any roles please download and complete the Expression of Interest Form below and send it to or post to: Volunteer Coordinator, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD.


Current Opportunities

Visit Santa! Vintage Sleigh Experience helpers

We are looking for volunteers happy to support with family craft activities taking place as part of our Visit Santa! Vintage Sleigh Experience. This is a short-term role for December, which will involve greeting families and keeping the craft area tidy and well-stocked, offering great experience for anyone interested in working with children or members of the public. 

Morning and afternoon shifts are available on 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 16th - 23rd December, running from 9am - 4.30pm. You do not need to be available for all dates. 

Volunteer Role Description


Visitor Engagement Volunteer

As a visitor engagement volunteer you would provide a friendly welcome and assistance to museum visitors and help us tell the story of Coventry's transport industry by enhancing visitor engagement with our collections and exhibitions.  

Volunteer Role Description


Retail Volunteer

As a retail volunteer you would support our Box office assistant by helping visitors in the shop. This role would not include cash handling or till operation. 

Volunteer Role Description


Automotive Woodworking Conservation Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer with skills and experience in automotive woodworking to join our team of conservation volunteers. With guidance from our workshop technicians, you would work with other volunteers to preserve our unique collection of historic vehicles.

Volunteer Role Description


Expression of Interest Form Download

If you would like any more information about volunteering then please contact us at

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