Holiday Helper

Fundraising Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist our Development Team over the school holidays this summer to help us to collect donations.

As we are a free museum, donations are vital in helping us to care for the national collection of arms and armour and to keep the museum free for everyone.

If you want to try something different and rewarding this summer, then why not join us to help us raise funds for our incredible museum!


DATES: 24th July to 1st September

TRAINING: Tuesday 16 July /10am-1pm or 2pm-4pm

Training is mandatory for all new volunteers. For existing volunteers, we can offer refresher training as part of the last hour of the training dates above.

TIMES: AM Shift (9.30am - 1pm), PM Shift (12:30- 4pm) or ALL DAY (9.30am - 4pm)

LOCATION: Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds


This challenge requires a minimum of 2 full volunteering days commitment and attendance at a training session. The full days can be split across four half days. 

You must be 18 years or over to volunteer for this challenge.

What's involved?

To work alongside Museum Staff and Contractors, to assist with the museum donation ask.


Key Tasks

  • Set up and put away contactless donation devices and signage at have-a-go activities.
  • Help collect donations at the end of shows and have-a-go activities, some maybe outdoors.
  • Make a donation ask at the visitor welcome.
  • Meet and greet visitors all around the museum.

Policies and Procedure

  • Comply with Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Equality and other relevant legislation.
  • Work to RA organizational policies and procedures, including risk management, to protect people, the collection and the museum’s reputation.


  • Work as directed by the Visitor Giving Co-ordinator or Duty Managers.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of museum staff.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism when communicating with staff and visitors.

Personal Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team and support colleagues.
  • Protect the reputation of the museum.
  • Demonstrate the museum’s values.

What to bring

  • We will be asking for one character reference, it cannot be a family member.
  • Dress for the weather, if you are helping with an outdoor event (We recommend boots, layers, suncream, sunglasses, hats, etc).
  • Lunch!

Why get involved?

  • Be a part of one of the exciting Royal Armouries events.
  • Meet the teams, make new friends and get to experience our exciting shows from a unique perspective.
  • Learn new skills and knowledge that could be applied to a future career.

How to get involved?

·                Step 1) Accept the challenge.

·                Step 2) We will contact you to arrange the date for an informal phone chat. We'll discuss your interests and expectations, and your availability.

·                Step 3) You'll be invited to an induction day.

·                Step 4) You'll be sent a rota each week and be contacted for any extra opportunities (If you wish)

If you haven't volunteered on site with us before we will ask you to bring along some photo ID - such as a passport - and the contact details of one reference

Ideal Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Fundraising

Ideal Interests

  • Fundraising
  • Visitor Service/ Front of House
  • Family activities

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