We are delighted to invite passionate individuals like you to join our vibrant team of volunteers and contribute to preserving and sharing the rich heritage of our community. As a volunteer, you will play a crucial role in helping us welcome visitors, run events, and provide educational services to local schools and the wider community.
Why Volunteer With Us?
- Preserve Local Heritage: By volunteering with us, you’ll be actively involved in preserving the unique history of Mid Devon for future generations. Our artefacts, documents, and stories are integral to our community’s identity.
- Educational Outreach: Our museum serves as an educational hub for local schools. Volunteers are essential in facilitating interactive and engaging learning experiences for students, fostering a love for history and learning.
- Community Engagement: Volunteering here means being at the heart of community engagement. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with visitors, share knowledge, and create meaningful connections, enriching both your life and the lives of others.
- Skill Development: Whether you’re interested in history, events, communication, or customer service, volunteering at our museum provides a platform to hone existing skills and develop new ones in a supportive and inclusive environment.
- Be Part of Something Meaningful: Joining our team means being part of a passionate community dedicated to preserving the past and shaping the future. Your contributions will make a real difference, and you’ll be helping to keep the museum’s doors open for everyone to enjoy.
How You Can Help:
- Front of House: Share your knowledge and enthusiasm by welcoming visitors to our museum, providing tourist information, and answering questions.
- School Workshops: Work with local schools, delivering engaging and interactive educational sessions that align with the curriculum and spark students’ curiosity.
- Reminiscence Therapy: Help older people access the collection, spark memories and build meaningful connections with fun and engaging sessions in care homes and memory cafes.
- Events: Assist in researching and leading family events, guided walks, and illustrated talks that cater to diverse interests within the community.
- Collections Care: Help preserve our artefacts by assisting with cataloguing, cleaning, and maintaining the museum’s collection (dependant on experience).
- Maintenance: Keep the museum running by carrying out basic maintenance and odd jobs.
How to Get Involved:
If you’re interested in becoming a part of our dedicated volunteer team, please reach out to us by emailing Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call on 01884 256295 or visit the museum in person. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. Training and support will be provided, ensuring that you have the confidence and knowledge to contribute. References and DBS checks may be required for certain roles.
Thank you for considering joining us in preserving the past and shaping the future of Mid Devon. Together, we can continue to inspire and educate our community, making history come alive for everyone.