Education Volunteers

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Are you able to inspire young people? Do you have a skill that you may be able to use? The Education Volunteer role may suit you.

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of the world famous Gordon Highlanders Regiment for future generations. A Gordon Highlanders Museum Guide brings to life the extraordinary 200 year story of ‘The Finest Regiment in the World’. (Sir Winston Churchill 1900).

An Education Volunteer delivers WW1 or WW2 workshops as 3 x 30 minute sessions to school children as part of their course work. You will show handling items, talk about the exhibitions involving the children and helping them by giving them the information to complete their workbooks.

You may prefer helping the Learning Officer with holiday craft workshops; involved in workshops where you can use your skills; story-telling, play acting, face painting and crafts.

A fantastic opportunity to help at an award winning Museum. All help is greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact Bryan Snelling at email or call 01224 311200. Details also available on our website at

Organisation aims and objectives

At the Gordon Highlanders Museum we are committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of the world famous Gordon Highlanders for future generations. Based in the heart of north east Scotland, in the beautiful former home of prominent Scottish artist, Sir George Reid, the museum is constantly evolving. We aim to provide a wide range of unique experiences for all our visitors. We are thrilled to be a recipient of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service-the equivalent of an MBE for volunteering in recognition of our support and commitment to volunteers and the difference volunteers make.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible times available. Schools workshops run Monday ? Wednesdays.


Experience required: -The ability to keep to workshop delivery timescales -Understand and inspire children -Able to deal with busy situations -Willingness to participate, be flexible and reliable
Travel details: The Gordon Highlanders Museum, St Lukes, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, AB15 7XH The Gordon Highlanders Museum is situated in the West End of Aberdeen on the X17 and No 11 bus route. On site car parking is available.
Minimum age: 16


Training details: Core Induction: introduction to the history of the Regiment and the Museum; staff/trustee structure; ‘the small but important stuff’ and a short familiarisation tour of the Museum. Specific Role Induction: shadowing and handouts.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet