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Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo

Volunteer requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or over
  • Be able to work effectively within a team environment
  • Deal with the public in a polite and helpful way.
  • Act and behave with honesty and reliability.
  • Maintain good standards in all of your activities.
  • Inform us immediately if you become ill or injured.

Working requirements:

  • Shift patterns differ from role to role. Actual individual volunteer requirements will be assigned to you, and this is what you must complete.
  • Carry out your assigned activities.
  • Arrive at RIAT during the time window stated and follow directions given to access the site correctly.
  • Check-in at Team Reception upon your arrival. If you are going to arrive outside of the advertised opening times please make arrangements with your Manager.
  • Carry photographic ID with you at all times.
  • Only attempt to access areas that you have the correct security passes for.
  • Wear closed toe shoes whilst carrying out your activities as a volunteer, i.e. no sandals, flip flops, bare feet, etc.
  • Wear sensible and appropriate clothing for your shift, i.e. no fancy dress etc.


If required, we can provide you with basic accommodation for the duration of your volunteering activities.

You may be accommodated:

  • In rooms in accommodation blocks on a shared basis
  • With volunteers from other teams
  • In accommodation blocks with communal bathrooms
  • In temporary accommodation structures hired in especially for RIAT
  • Off site with other accommodation providers
  • On the Team Campsite if requested.

Team Campsite:

Pitches on the team campsite must be booked in advance during the online registration process. Electric hook-up can be requested, but not for tents, and is not always guaranteed.

NOTE: The campsite electricity supply is not suitable for medical equipment.  


You will be provided with three meals a day for the duration of your volunteer activities.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements during the registration process and always check with the catering staff in the diner if you have any questions.

In the evenings there will be a catering outlet available for volunteers on the accommodation site where you can purchase extra snacks and drinks. 

What to bring

  • Camping equipment if staying on the team campsite.
  • Suitable attire for all weather conditions: waterproofs, sturdy footwear, hat, sun block, etc.
  • Photo ID.
  • Driving licence if your role involves driving a RIAT vehicle.
  • Sufficient money. 
  • Sleeping bag, pillow(s) and/or bedding (if staying in accommodation blocks or team campsite). E.g. sheets and blankets

What not to bring

  • Any items of significant value
  • Pets/animals
  • Illegal substances

Getting to and from the Air Tattoo

Travelling by train

If you are travelling by train then you can arrange to be collected from either Swindon or Kemble train stations during the online registration process.

Using public transport is a great way to get to and from the Air Tattoo whilst doing your bit for the environment too. Here are some useful links to transport providers:

Travelling by car

Whilst we do encourage our volunteers to either use public transport we are aware that this is not always possible. A car park is available to all volunteers, however, please be aware that it is a 5 minute walk from the accommodation.

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