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Volunteer for We’ll Meet Again


STEAM tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. We’ll Meet Again is a twice yearly event where volunteers play an important role in assisting school visitors to learn about life during WW2. The schools sessions are run by Education Officers. Our volunteers interact directly with visitors between sessions by guiding groups and providing additional learning experiences.

Main Activities or Duties

• Costumed guiding of school groups between sessions ensuring timely arrival.

• Talking to school groups in a structured manner between sessions.

• Imparting knowledge in a friendly and interactive manner between sessions.

• Working in conjunction with Learning Team staff.

• Assist Education Officers with handling sessions using museum objects.

• Answering questions from children and teachers.


There are lots of personal benefits to volunteering at the museum, whatever your motivation or long term goals. Benefits to you include:

• Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team

• Gaining new skills

• Improving your communication skills

• Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends

• Finding out more about Swindon’s history

• Improving your CV

• Enjoying new experiences and learning something new every day

• Knowing you have made a difference to someone’s day out

What are we looking for?

This role would suit someone who has an enthusiastic and friendly manner and a love of history, learning and dressing up (although you don’t need to be a specialist in the GWR). You must enjoy meeting people, and operating as part of a team.

Training offered

Volunteers will receive an induction to the building, training in their task and access to any other training required (such as fire evacuation, health and safety and child protection training) to carry out the role.

Time commitment requested

We’ll Meet Again is a two week school event in March and October each year. Ideally, a We’ll Meet Again Volunteer will be available for a minimum of two days in the two week event.
To indicate your interest please email or call 01793 466640

To discover more about STEAM's fantastic team of volunteers, please visit our blog.