“Thank you for this it really was an honour to be there and meet so many wonderful veterans. It was also nice to meet you and other staff who until this week had been names on an email.
I also want to add, as I was at the welcome tent as people were leaving at least 6 people asked me to pass on their thanks for a wonderful event. So I hope you can share this with the team.
Thank you again for allowing me to be part of history.”
Alan Pinchbeck, volunteer
The types of work individuals and groups can get involved with is wide ranging and enables people with differing skills, hobbies and interests to be involved in making history.
The IBCC provides training for many different aspects of volunteer work. From an array of archival tasks to tour guiding, training is provided by experienced staff members or external agencies. For some roles training can also be delivered through our Volunteer Portal using instructional videos and downloadable documents.
Each year we run a number of events for our volunteers. These provide a great opportunity to meet up with other volunteers and make new friends.
We also run a programme of visits to other heritage and aviation centres across the county.
The online Volunteer Portal is a great place to find out about your fellow volunteers and see what their key interests are. The forum also allows you to communicate with other members and is a great place to ask questions on areas of volunteering and research that you may be finding tricky.
Who gets involved?
We have a great variety of people and groups getting involved with the project, they are all playing a key part towards it’s continuing development, so whoever you are, wherever you live and however much spare time you have, please let us know.