Can you spare between 2-6 hours once a week/fortnight? Join a team of friendly museum volunteers, helping with a range of roles.
The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is keen to attract volunteers to help the small and dedicated team to run the Museum. There are a variety of volunteer roles, to suit different interests:
This is a great opportunity for someone to gain experience, develop skills knowledge and interest, working in an accredited museum. As a charity we rely on the help of volunteers to sustain the museum for future generations. We are a small friendly team who are passionate about the museum but could do with a few more pairs of hands.
All training will be given, no experience necessary although an interest in military history is desirable.
Tea Room Assistant – Making tea/coffee, serving cake, talking to customers, clearing tables and washing up. A sociable role, hours available between 10am-4pm, Mon- Sunday.
Shop Assistant – Serving customers, using a till, money handling, talking to visitors about the museum and history, assisting museum staff. A sociable role, hours available between 10am-5pm, Mon- Sunday.
Workshop Assistant – Help out museum staff with adult and childrens workshops, to assist participants with making, creating and learning. A creative role, adhoc hours – workshops will generally be on Saturday mornings or weekdays during school holidays .
Events Assistant – Be part of the events team if you can help with either or all: planning fundraising events (talks, balls, quiz’s, walks, dinners, trips, concerts, etc), stewarding, setting up and break down, decorations/themeing. A sociable role requires adhoc hours and gets to enjoy events.
Museum Guide – Share your military knowledge with visitors by giving guided tours of the museum at arranged times. A rewarding and sociable role. Adhoc, when required, including evenings.
All roles require commitment and reliability. There will always be a member of museum staff around, who can offer help and guidance. The museum has an equal opportunities policy. Due to the museum being in a listed building some roles may not be as accessible to all. Disabled toilet on ground floor, lift access to second floor. Please contact to discuss further. The museum can provide travel expenses as well as a good supply of tea and biscuits.
Please contact Chris Chatterton for more information or to become a volunteer: 01452 522682 Option 2 for the museum, option for manager. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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