Volunteer

Share your skills and knowledge with us!

   Volunteer Opportunities 

  Have you fantastic skills, knowledge and masses of enthusiasm that you’d like to share with us?

  If you have you a couple of hours to spare –   weekly, monthly, annually – and not bothered by

  cobwebs we’d love to hear from you!

   Do you:

   Enjoy history? Like meeting people? Enjoy dressing up? Like making things out of loo rolls?

   Have a ‘can-do’ attitude? Happy to use a paint brush? Have a friendly manner?

                                                         If you said yes to any of the questions we definitely want to hear from you!

Current opportunities (but if there is something else you’d like to do please get in touch):

  •       General DIY and maintenance

  •       Gardening

  •       School visits & family activities

  •       Living History re-enactors on event days

  •       Events – planning & stewarding

  •       Fundraising & marketing

  •       Collection care & research

  •       Cafe help on big event days

  •       Car park stewards (big event days on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

  •       Abbey Stewards to show visitors around the Abbey and help keep the building clean and tidy

  •       Bookkeeper  (a couple of hours a week)

We also welcome enquiries from anyone interested in becoming a trustee to help shape and develop the museum’s future. For an informal chat please contact the Museum Manager (managerfarmlandmuseum@yahoo.com).

Since April 2014 volunteers have created and run children’s school holiday activities, helped with school sessions, worked on the allotment and cottage garden, created a new wildflower area, helped in the café, weeded, planted herbs, and worked on the restoration of a tractore! During 2015 volunteers created new family craft activities, helped at events, repaired the play shed, helped to hang a textile exhibition and much more!

Fuller descriptions of just some of the roles available:

DENNY ABBEY VOLUNTEER STEWARD

Enjoy history and talking to peolpe?  Volunteer to be a steward in the 12th Century Denny Abbey at weekends between April and Sunday 30 November 2016. The Museum manages the Abbey on behalf of English Heritage.

WE seek – friendly, approachable, welcoming people, with good people skills.

Tasks include:
Talking to visitors about the Abbey’s history and that of the 14th Century Nuns’ Refectory
Acting as an guide for visitors if requested
Promoting any activities or performances taking place within the Abbey during event days.
Encouraging our youngest visitors to dress up as monks
Keeping the Abbey looking tidy and attractive
Sweeping the gravel floors and keeping the spiders at bay.

Training will be given.      Lunch provided.

Its up to you whether you want to dress up as a monk or nun or stay in civvies!

Own transport needed.   DBS check will be made – at no cost to you

EVENTS VOLUNTEER

Would you like to help at one of our events or family activities?

WE seek – friendly, approachable, welcoming people, with good people skills.

Activities may include – demonstrating, giving tours, helping in the cafe at busy times, helping with children’s activities, stewarding in the car park or looking after visiting performers and demonstrators.

For helping with children’s craft activities experience of working in an education setting would be very useful but not essential, helping with the children’s activities may require a DBS check (at no cost to you).

Very suitable for young volunteers aged between 16 – 25 looking to get experience for their CVs or undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh award. Also for anyone interested in events management and working with the public.

LIVING HISTORY VOLUNTEER ON EVENT DAYS

Become the village black smith, village shopkeeper, a nun in the abbey or one of the many other roles. We need friendly and approachable people who can take on the role of someone from Denny’s past and bring its story to life.

The museum will provide you with a costume, lunch and full training on your chosen character. You will need to talk to our visitors in character and enable them engage with our collections of Cambridgeshire rural life.

WE seek – friendly, approachable, welcoming people, with good people skills.

Very suitable for young volunteers aged between 16 – 25 looking to get experience for their CVs or undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh award. Also for anyone interested in re-enactment, drama and working with the public.

EDUCATION VOLUNTEER

We welcome applications to join our education team to help with school groups during term times.

You must enjoy working with children in a fun, relaxed, and purposeful atmosphere, and be prepared to volunteer on a regular basis (though this is unlikely to be more than 1 to 2 days a month), and who would be confident in working with groups on their own.

For school sessions, thorough training and induction will be provided, and volunteers will only be given tasks they feel confident with. The groups would usually consist of less than 15 children, generally aged between 5 and 11.

For helping with children’s craft activities experience of working in an education setting would be very useful but not essential, helping with the school visits may require a DBS check (at no cost to you).

Very suitable for young volunteers aged between 16 – 25 looking to get experience for their CVs or seeking experience working with children. Also very suitable for home-based mums and dads with children at school.

VOLUNTEER AS A GROUP!

Whether you are a company looking to do Corporate Volunteering, a family who’d like to spend the day doing something together or a group of friends who’d like to do something in a day that helps a charity – we CAN accommodate you!

All offers of help are always greatly appreciated – even if its just one day!

Activities on offer including – painting, washing windows, tackling cobwebs or running an activity on an event day. Please contact the Museum Manager on info@framlandmuseum.org.uk for more in formation.

 

How do I apply?

  • Download the latest list of opportunities (pdf below) and the application form.

Volunteer Application Form

  • Or contact the Museum Manager and ask for a hard copy of the application form and list of opportunities.
  • Once we have recieved your form you will be invited to come in for a chat.
  • We welcome enquiries about volunteering from anyone aged 14 and above.

Download information in pdf form about how to participate at an event or becoming a trustee.

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