Volunteer engineers at The Helicopter Museum now include a growing number of women keen to get involved in conservation and restoration work on the collection and to learn new skills for future careers in the military or aviation industry.
One previous volunteer, Emily Stagg, has already completed her first year of obtaining an aeronautical engineering degree at Brighton University and the museum is currently hosting several new female volunteers including Lauren Shipway, who is studying Aerospace Engineering at Bath University.
Volunteers Lauren Shipway and Linda Hamblyn
Other new volunteers, Linda Hamblyn and Azucena Sastre, work alongside the male volunteers, on the collection and in the archives, helping to build up the database of documentation and memorabilia held as part of the collection. Several female volunteers also work in The Museum's gift shop and café, where the friendly working environment has seen new friendships develop and social events organised outside The Museum.
Sharon Webber, The Helicopter Museum Assistant Manager said “We are keen to attract new volunteers of all ages, provided they are over 18. These ladies have demonstrated it isn’t just a male preserve and that the museum can equally provide interest and experience for women as well.”
Anyone interested in the work being carried out is welcome to contact Sharon at The Museum on 01934 635227 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org