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Weekend Welcome Volunteers

Posted for Westbury Manor Museum -- Hampshire Cultural Trust

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Are you looking to give back to your local community whilst being part of a supportive team?

This public-facing opportunity is key to caring for Hampshire's heritage and making it accessible through your Community Museum.  As a Weekend Welcome Volunteer you'll provide our visitors with a warm welcome and ensure they have a great experience.  You'll also help our Museum Manager with the opening and upkeep of the site.

Who we are

Westbury Manor Museum is managed by Hampshire Cultural Trust who are an independent charity.  The Museum explores the borough's origins as a Stone Age settlement, the infamous workhouse scandal of 1837, its long traditions of brickmaking and strawberry production and much more.  There is also a beautiful garden and busy cafe.

You'll get involved in

  • Welcoming and interacting with the public to ensure all visitors have the best possible experience
  • Assist with retail and cafe sales, this would include cash handling, food handling and record keeping
  • Touring the galleries and assisting visitors, whilst helping to maintain security for the museum
  • Assist staff with the setting up and the maintenance of events, exhibitions and activities
  • Support the implementation of evacuation procedures and follow guidance to help maintain safety and security on site
  • Assist with cleaning, preparation and the presentation of the Museum, Gallery & Garden


Skills

A bit about you

You'll bring strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills and use them to interact with visitors with confidence and enthusiasm.  You'll enjoy being part of a small team and able and willing to help us maintain a safe environment.  If you are familiar with cash handling and sales it would be an advantage, but we can provide training if this is new to you.

What we can offer you

We will provide appropriate information, coaching, training and ongoing supervision to support you.  You'll be part of a friendly and dedicated team with the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and pass on your own experience.  You'll engage in an activity that others consider important and build career-related skills and abilities.  Most importantly, you'll be playing a part in keeping this very special site open.




Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/05/2021

End Date: 12/05/2022

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Availability Details

Volunteer slots available are on Friday, Saturday, Sunday with the following approximate timings: 09:15-13:30 and 13:30-17:00 We are very flexible about when, how often you volunteer as well as the type of activities you'd like to give your time to.


Location

Westbury Manor
84 West Street
Fareham
Hampshire
PO16 0JJ

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