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 Heritage and Culture Volunteering Opportunities

​Children's Engagement Volunteer

​National Trust ​Dapdune Wharf, Guildford
​Are you looking to gain experience of working with children and families? We're looking for volunteers to join our friendly and dedicated learning team at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford to help run our birthday parties and varied family-friendly events at the weekends and during the holidays.

As a volunteer, you'll play an important part in creating special memories for our younger visitors and their families by bringing the Wey Navigations and Dapdune Wharf to life. You'll be a friendly face for our visitors, answering any questions and encouraging them to get involved.

You'll be able to meet new people, use and improve your great communication skills, enjoy new experiences, learn new skills, and get great personal satisfaction by making a real difference to our visitors’ experiences.

Volunteering is flexible with a range of opportunities each month; you just give as much or as little time as you can. You'll receive an induction and any training needed, plus we'll cover your out-of-pocket travel costs between home and Dapdune Wharf. ​ ​
​Contact: ​ ​Emma Canterbury, emma.canterbury@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

​Events/Retail Volunteer​Arthouse Meath​Godalming

​ARTHOUSE Meath is a collective of artists living with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities all of whom require varying levels of support.  The artists work alongside instructors to create artworks which are developed into designer products for sale. All artwork derives from the skills each artist brings to the enterprise and every contribution holds real value. Offering a sense of purpose lies at the heart of ARTHOUSE Meath's philosophy in line with our belief that feeling truly respected improves health and well-being. We strive to challenge perceptions and to create better acceptance and inclusion for all people living with disabilities. 100% of sales revenue sustains the enterprise, enabling it to expand and evolve. ​ ​

We have an exciting opportunity for those who are looking for volunteering opportunities over the summer and beyond into the busy Christmas period (which starts from September here!) who can bring their fresh skills and friendly faces to the join the ever growing social enterprise. We are looking for volunteers who would be able to:

    • Assist in the shop with opportunities to work alongside the artists in the shop environment
    • Assist with co-ordinating and packing online and trade orders
    • Take up opportunities to attend trade shows and other events
    • Assist the marketing team in their mission to spread the word
    • Lots of other things besides. There's never a shortage of tasks or new areas of development! 

The volunteer opportunities are extremely flexible so whether it was a couple of hours a week or a few days we would love to hear from you. It's a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet lots of new people.

​Contact: thearthouse@meath.org.uk or on 01483 425273 ​ ​

 

​Your Stories, Your Museum Volunteer​Guildford Museum​Guildford

Do you enjoy meeting people and are you interested in heritage?

Guildford Borough Council: Heritage Services is offering volunteering opportunities for many different events and activities, based mostly at Guildford Museum, in a friendly and sociable environment.

We are currently developing our work with the local community during the Your Stories Your Museum project and this means that we are putting on more events and activities, running new projects, undertaking more consultation with our visitors and we are looking for dedicated volunteers to support us in achieving this.

Activities will include talking to people about their opinions and hopes for the museum, helping prepare and deliver family workshops on a history, science or craft theme, giving guided tours, stewarding exhibitions and devising children’s quizzes.

We are looking to recruit a pool of volunteers so you can sign up to specific events and activities that interest you and fit in with your own timetable.

In return for your help we offer full training in the activities and support from our access and education officers as well as experience in most areas of working in the museum and its collection. This may be an ideal role to improve your CV or a way to make use of skills you have not used for a while, and get involved with your local museum.

Many of our activities are based at Guildford Museum but they can also take place at Guildford House Gallery and some out in various community locations.

Contact: ​Dajana Topczewski on 01483 444550, via email dajana.topczewski@guildford.gov.uk   ​
Arts Support Worker​The Artventure TrustGuildford​

The Artventure Trust is a creative day centre for adults with learning difficulties. Founded in 1984, the charity was set up to to allow vulnerable people to explore the visual, and on occasions, performing arts, in a safe and secure environment.

Volunteers are needed to help to support adults with learning difficulties when they attend our Art centre, in their exploration of the visual arts.

Sessions take place every weekday during school term from 9.30am to 2.30pm. We also take part in numerous events and exhibitions throughout the year. 

​Contact: Either by email artventureoffice@gmail.com or telephone 01483 304884 ​

 

Box Office Volunteer​Cranleigh Arts Centre​Cranleigh

 Purpose:

  • Provide reception service for customers
  • Be the front of house person for enquiries
  • Sell tickets and inform about events
  • To inform customers about our Friends Scheme

Responsible to: Katie Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator
A Box Office person will be in contact with:

  • Customers
  • Duty Manager
  • Other volunteers (tea bar, bar, stewards, projectionists, technicians)

A Box Office volunteer should

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Have a good telephone manner
  • Be calm under pressure
  • Have a working knowledge of computers

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good people skills
  • Good timekeeping
  • Confident ability with computers & email

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process tickets sales over the phone and in person
  • Provide admin support for members of staff
  • Maintain accurate banking records of all cash, cheque and credit/ debit card payments, secure all cash from sales and reconcile the cash float balance
  • Run appropriate reports from Databox
  • Keep up-to-date with our programme
  • Maintain customer database
  • Attend box office meetings, take part in any extra training as required

Time Commitment Required:
Half day per week (Tues – Sat) 9.45am – 1pm, 12.45 – 4.45pm

Evening shifts 1.25 hrs before event start times and for up to 30/45 mins  during events

​Contact: Katie Wilson, Katie@cranleighartscentre.org ​ ​

 

​Tea Bar Volunteer​Cranleigh Arts Centre​Cranleigh
Do you enjoy working in a customer-focused environment and take a pride in offering a high quality service to those visiting our Centre?

Purpose:

  • To deliver friendly, efficient customer service
  • To serve drinks and snacks quickly and efficiently
  • To create a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all our customers

Responsible to: Katie Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator

A Tea Bar person will be in contact with:

  • Customers
  • Duty Manager
  • Other volunteers (ie. stewards, box office)

A tea bar person should:

  • Be approachable
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Be competent serving food and drink
  • Be able to handle cash, add up correctly and return correct change

 Skills and Abilities:

People skills

Numeracy

Understanding of basic food hygiene

 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Make & serve both filter and instant coffees, teas, hot chocolate & soft drinks
  • Serving cakes, toasted tea cakes and snacks
  • Stocking shelves with snacks and managing stock rotation
  • Taking money and operating the till
  • Cleaning tables
  • Running the dishwasher
  • Reconciling the takings at the end of the shift
  • Keeping the tea bar and kitchen area in use clean
  • Taking temperatures of fridge and freezer temperatures
  • Taking part in any extra training as required
​ ​Time Commitment Required:

Half day per week (Tues – Sat)  Morning: 9.45am – 1pm      Afternoon: 12.45pm – 4.45pm

​Contact: Katie Wilson, Katie@cranleighartscentre.org ​ ​

 

​Steward​Cranleigh Arts Centre​Cranleigh
Do you enjoy working with people in a unique Arts environment?

Purpose:

  • To oversee welfare of audiences of up to 350 people
  • To be the first point of contact for all customers during events
  • To control access to ticketed events and ensure only the maximum allowed number is admitted
  • To evacuate the audience in emergencies

 Responsible to: Katie Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator

A steward will be in contact with:

  • Customers
  • Duty manager
  • Other volunteers (ie. tea bar, bar, box office)

A steward should:

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Have an interest in a range of Art forms (Cinema, Theatre, Music)
  • Maintain a calm, friendly, polite manner at all times
  • Be aged 18 or over

Skills / Abilities:

  • Be physically able to move quickly in emergencies
  • Have a confident manner towards the public
  • Have a good awareness of the Arts Centre's events, activities and facilities
  • An ability to remain calm and controlled in difficult situations

 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To effectively evacuate in an emergency
  • Answer customers' questions about the event
  • Give special assistance to disabled customers
  • Be trained to respond in case of illness or accident
​ ​Time Commitment required:

Evening shifts 1.25 hrs before event start times and for duration of the event

​Contact: Katie Wilson, Katie@cranleighartscentre.org ​ ​ ​ ​