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In 2019 a new museum for Linlithgow will open and we need you help! We are looking for volunteers who are able to regularly give us three hours of their time to be Welcome Hosts. This is an incredibly important role in the Museum as you will be the first person visitors meet and is vital to ensure we can open and run all year. The role might appeal to someone interested in learning about museums, meeting new people or supporting an exciting new development in Linlithgow.
You don't need any experience to join us and we will provide full training to you. In return you can expect:
- the opportunity to help develop and run activities in the Museum's new community space
- the opportunity to learn new skills ranging from retail to collections management
- the opportunity to meet new people in a friendly environment
- plenty of tea and coffee!
Volunteers will be given a mentor who will provide support, advice and can also offer a reference in the future.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
There are multiple volunteer opportunities available, a great way to be involved in an exciting and vibrant festival!
Week prior to Festival (w/c 15.06.20, weekday evenings):
Support Facilities Team with building up Festival area site eg marquees, bar, Herras fencing, chairs, tables.
During Festival (evening of Friday 19.06.20; all day Saturday 20.06.20 & all day Sunday 21.06.20):
Facilities support – support Festival team and vendors with supply of tables/chairs etc, set out chairs at stage area, set up for specific events/performances, keep festival site clean and tidy.
Stewards – be available to ensure Festival area is kept safe for visitors, provide information to visitors, provide escort for parades etc including Saturday evening Viking torch-lit parade.
After Festival (AM/PM Monday 22.06.20):
Support Facilities Team with breakdown/clearup after event – collect tables/chairs, return items to storage, general clean up of Festival area to return it to normal.
Join our group of volunteers providing hospitality and retail services at our Milton of Crathes railway station. A coffee shop located in our railway carriages and a small shop on the platform are popular with visitors and provide a valuable source of income to our railway project.
Beome a part of this exciting project to create a wonderful tourist attraction and steam working heritage railway in beautiful surroundings. Meet interesting people from all walks of life and enjoy seeing your efforts make a difference. No previous experience necessary. Just enthusiasm and a willingness to join our railway preservation society project.
Play a key role in our very important interface with our customers either as part of the team providing on board catering or in the retail shop selling tickets, toys and memorabilia”
Fulfill those childhood dreams – train to become a driver and or guard for our steam and diesel locomotives and whistle on down the line with our passenger carrying services”.
We really value our dedicated and talented team of volunteers who all bring something different to helping preserve the historic ship HMS Unicorn.
Opportunities include helping with visitor services, tour guide, archiving, painting, gardening, dressing up on pirates days, face painter, admin assistant, social media, bar, school groups…. There’s something for everyone so let us know what you can bring to the team.
We have regular volunteer meetings and email updates and are open to the Saltire Awards. We have regular training and as a volunteer you can attend our live music and events free of charge. And, of course, the kettle is always on!
Yes we are really excited to be putting call out for people to help us, over the last twelve months our visitor numbers have increased substantially and with the V&A opening in September we need to be ready for the huge rise in visitors to Dundee. We would like you to be part of that journey.
Typical roles but not restricted to these as we regularly have projects coming in, Front of house meet and greet customer service advisors, Admin assistants with several roles to choose from, archivists, digital masters of facebook and social media and so much more!
So if you are looking to change career and learn new sills, or indeed teach us some! You just might want to do something different or just enjoy your spare time helping us.
Shetland Arts has a tradition of volunteering: many of our staff came to be working in the arts as volunteers in some way or another, and our board of trustees, which provides strategic overview and governance of the work we do, is made up of volunteers.
Along with being part of exciting cultural events across Shetland, our volunteers can use the experience to develop their professional and interpersonal skills while meeting lots of new people. If you're aged between 16-25 you can also log your volunteering hours as part of the Saltire Award scheme.
We're really excited to be offering three new volunteering roles across our organisation to enhance and support the delivery of our creative output across Shetland.
An Arts Liaison Volunteer provides the first point of contact for visiting artists to Shetland, greeting them at transport terminals and transporting them to their destination and helping out when required backstage. Access to a vehicle and a valid UK driver's licence is necessary for this role.
The main part of the WW100 Exhibition is a visual interpretation of 100 stories of people and events for the first world war, created by 100 young people from across Scotland. The exhibition uses traditional printmaking techniques, combined with innovative technology.
As a WW100 Volunteer you will support the delivery of the WW100 exhibition when it's in your area. This could see you any of: welcoming members of the public and groups visiting the exhibition on arrival; dealing politely and professionally with queries from those visiting; identifying any problems (both potential and actual) and informing the staff as they arise; maintaining and replenishing resources as required; assisting with evaluation of WW100 exhibition by encouraging feedback and collecting data; undertaking duties ad-hoc as requested by the exhibition team; supporting the staff team in setting up and down each day.
St Magnus Centre are looking for new volunteers. Their role is to welcome visitors to the centre, explain about the 15 minute film which highlights the life of St Magnus and the history of the cathedral. Assist all other users of the centre, take cash for souvenir items and generally help visitors with information and keeping the centre tidy.
If you are enthusiastic and approachable and enjoy meeting members of the public from all over the world then this is the role for you.
All volunteers receive an induction and ongoing support. Volunteering shifts are done in pairs and the volunteering shifts are 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
If this is an opportunity you would like to know more about please call Denise Brown on 741 336 or at email@example.com for an informal chat.