New opportunities now available for you to get involved in a range of exciting opportunities as a cultural volunteer.

Do you have a passion for history, art, Herefordshire and people? Then we need you

Discover more about the history of Herefordshire by interacting with visitors in the Museum and Art Gallery. You will be able to share your knowledge with the public through hands-on interactions and being able to answer their questions.

Become part of the wonderful museum team help to make sure all our visitors to the Museum and Art Gallery have the best possible time with us.

We need volunteers for the following roles:

  •  Museum and Gallery Interpreters  - to provide a welcoming atmosphere for visitors, answer queries as they arise, provide tours to bring to life the history of the building
  • Activities Assistants to promote our onsite activities and encourage visitors to step back in time or discover more about Hereford and facilitate hands on experiences such as handling trays and interactive activities, and help visitors understand the importance of preserving local and national heritage

Councillor Harry Bramer Cabinet ember for Contracts and Assets said:

“Volunteers are vital in supporting the Museum’s work. They work alongside staff, but in complementary roles, and contribute both to the development of museum activity as well as day-to-day operations, ensuring a warm welcome for all our visitors and get an insight into museum life by getting involved in a number of varying tasks and activities.”

To be a volunteer you will need to be aged 18 or over and have a desire to share your passion for history and art. You will be supported by our current staff who are open to hear any new ideas and approaches for the service. Volunteer opportunities are designed to inspire and benefit those taking part as much as they support the Museum. All opportunities have flexible commitment requirements and aim to provide a rewarding and enriching experience for all.

If you are interested please email culturalvolunteering@herefordshire.gov.uk and we will send you an application form and a more detailed description of these volunteering opportunities

The Museum and Art Gallery opening hours from October will be Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10.15am – 1pm

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities on our webpages.

 

Published: Wednesday, 13th September 2017