Category: Heritage

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Arts& Heritage

Arts and Heritage Coordinator

Opportunity: Arts and Heritage Coordinator.
The main duties of this role are : To be friendly and welcoming face for visitors to the Healthcare Heritage Hub ,Engage members of the public with exhibitions on display, Be an ambassador for the heritage collection, spreading word of the hub and its activity with their communities and network, Support the delivery of events and workshops are required , Record numbers of visitors to the HubCollect and record feedback form visitors , Promote upcoming events and activities with visitors, Attend special training in areas such as collections management and conservation (optional)
Requirements: Over the age of 18, Be able to clearly and confidently communicate in English (additional languages are also welcome) Be comfortable approaching and speaking to members of the public. No prior knowledge of local history or healthcare heritage is required but volunteers must be willingness to learn new information, be prepared to be on rota and be able to provide times/dates of their availability.
Location: The main venue will be the new Healthcare Heritage Centre in the Mander Health Hub, Mander Centre, upper mall, Wolverhampton WV1 3NH
Hours: Shifts throughout week, Mon-Sat between 9am-4pm. Sunday between 10.30 -4.30. Ideally at least one shift per week, at least two shifts per month. Shifts should ideally be around 4 hours, although longer shifts are welcomed should volunteers be able to dedicate more time
Expenses: Yes, Travel expense only
DBS: Yes, as per Trust policy we will require volunteers to complete a brief Occupational Health assessment and be DBS checked (The Trust will support this)
This voluntary role is to support our exciting Arts and Heritage programme and our community project “Care, Create, Conserve” Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Beacon Centre

Volunteers to look after Assistance Dogs

Opportunity: Volunteers to look after Assistance Dogs
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to recruit volunteers to look after assistance dogs during performances at the theatre.
Volunteers will be able to look after the dogs in the theatres Encore lounge with a complimentary drink, whilst their owners enjoy performances that may not be appropriate for assistance dogs.
If you are a dog lover and would be interested in joining Beacons volunteer team for this unique and flexible volunteer opportunity please do contact us
Location: The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Lichfield Street , Wolverhampton WV1 1DE
Hours: Beacons volunteer team will be able to provide information on hours
Expenses: Beacons volunteer team will be able to provide information on expenses
DBS: a Basic DBS check and two reference will be required
We are dedicated to helping people with sight loss live a fuller more independent life. We work across all sectors to support people in their own homes and out of their communities.

Royal Air Force Museum

Museum Event Maker

Opportunity: Museum Event Maker
Come and join a team who deliver exciting events all year round for families and adults at the RAF Museum Midlands site.
You can choose when to volunteer to match your availability, there is no regular weekly commitment.
Tasks will include: Helping to prepare the site for an event, this might involves preparing a activity areas, information and signage, setting up activities, this might involve choosing appropriate activities, setting up activity areas, ensuring staffing and resources are available, Overseeing family activities this might involve ticket selling and cash handing, handing out equipment and prizes, supervising hands on activities and assisting with games and activities. Assisting at large scale events this might involve manning the car park, directing visitors, providing information, running the info stall, Helping to take down events.
We have introduced a buddy programme for our new Event Makers.
Requirements: Able to work as a team, friendly and approachable, be confidence in engaging and approaching our visitors.
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours: This varies depending on the type of event .You will find that most events fall on evenings, weekends and school holidays and we expect that you commit to one event per year . Events are typically 3-4 hours (with breaks)
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: No
Our Event Makers are asked to undertake a number of mandatory training , including : Introduction to RAF Museum ,Safeguarding training ,Online training on health and safety, manual handing training .You will also receive specific training and inductions : Event briefing online and on site , Cash handling and till training and Customer service training .

Royal Air Force Museum

Summer Event Marker
Opportunity: Summer Event Maker This role is now suspended

Requirements:
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours: From July to early September .Flexible on days you could volunteer for weekdays, weekends or mix .You would be needed on site from 9am till 5pm but we would consider people who can only do half day.
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: No
This volunteering role is specifically for the summer period, but if you would like to continue volunteering at the museum you would be very welcome to apply to be a museum event maker.

Royal Air Force Museum

Spitfire Cockpit Volunteer

Opportunity: Spitfire Cockpit Volunteer
This role consists of assisting visitors with our new Spitfire Cockpit Experience .The spitfire cockpit experience will consist of a 5 minute session sitting inside, being provided with guided talk of the controls by the on hand volunteer.
Providing a warm welcome and a friendly face , Inspecting receipts of visitors going into the cockpit , taking photos on the visitors mobile phones or similar device while the visitors are sitting in the cockpit, if asked .Sharing Spitfire facts and stories (We will give you this information) Helping visitors navigate the Souvenir Kiosk to download their photo, Ensuring all procedures are followed in line with museum guidelines, maintaining an awareness of what’s happening around you to ensure your safety and the visitors.
Requirements: Are enthusiastic about the role and willing to learn new skills ,enjoy meeting a range of people , are comfortable being in a busy place which at times gets crowed and noisy, are able to speak clearly and confidently to answer visitor questions, are physically able to climb a number of steps, be active and able to bend and stretch (you may be on your feet for 5 hours) We can provide a perch chair if requested.
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours : Initially it will be for school holiday periods and weekends with a view to extending beyond these. Shifts will be 10:00 -15:30 with time for break.
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: We will ask you to provide one reference
The Spitfire Cockpit Experience will only run when there a minimum of two volunteers and some flexibly in shift times can be arranged.

Royal Air Force Museum

Handling Collection Developer

Opportunity: Handling Collection Developer
The Access and Learning team deliver an extensive variety of workshops to young people of all ages with a focus on History and STEM (Science, technology, and mathematics) subjects .The Museum currently attracts around 28,000 school children per year who visit us to take part in these high-quality workshops.
You will be part of a team of volunteers following the guidance of the Head of Access Learning and Participation. Collaborate with fellow volunteers, staff and apprentices, update and catalogue the current collection onto a database. Collate the collection into themes, Set up a sign-in-sign-out system .Label artefacts appropriately .Help to manage the condition of the collection .Highlight gasps to identify required acquisitions, assist with the Midlands Development Programme tasks, research the RAF history of artefacts .
You will be trained and guided by our Staff in your role .PPE (personal protective equipment) will be provided where needed.
Requirements: Have an interest in research and collections, are comfortable communicating with colleague and visitors including families, are an effective team player, willing to learn new skills and have good written and oral skills.
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP
Hours: One day a week or four days a month. The typical volunteering day starts at 9:30 and finishes at 15:00 .This is flexible to suit individual needs .There is a one hour break at lunchtimes.
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: We will ask you to provide one reference
There will be a taster day on 30th September 2023

Royal Air Force Museum

Exhibition Researcher (Families)

Opportunity: Exhibition Researcher ( Families)
The Access and Learning term deliver a variety of workshops to young people of all ages with a focus on History and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) .We are looking to enhance our programme as part of our Midlands Development Programme to engage more with our visiting families, using the RAF stories and collections.
You will be supporting the Access & Learning and Exhibitions teams to research collections, Collaborating with fellow volunteers , staff and apprentices, supporting the team in producing resources for families for use with the exhibitions, seeking out images and artefacts that are related and appropriate , gaining feedback from families on the stories and artefacts we wish to use, delivering workshops to families, following the guidance of the Head of Access, Learning and Participation ,adhering to legislation and practices around our handling collection.
You will receive training and guidance from staff to perform this role.
Requirements: Interest in research and collections You are comfortable communicating colleagues and visitors, including families (training and guidance will be provided ) Good written and oral skills
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal , Shropshire, TF11 8UP
Hours: One day a week or four days per month. The typical volunteering day is 9:30-3pm, but we can be flexible to suit individual needs .There is a one hour break for lunch
Expenses: Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day in line with our policy
DBS: No
Come along to our taster day on 30th September 2023

West Midlands Historic Building Trust

Buildings at Risk Volunteer
Opportunity: Buildings at Risk Volunteer
To observe and record the condition of listed buildings in the region. We have developed an app which maps all the listed buildings in the West Midlands. We are asking volunteers to upload a brief condition assessment of each one to help us identify those most at risk .The app uses a form with simple prompts and requires no previous training .Volunteers can also suggested buildings for local listing.
Requirements: There are no specific skills required. It helps to be inquisitive and interested in local heritage , but you only need a smart phone/tablet (or to volunteer with someone who has one)
Location: Anywhere across the West Midlands /Worcestershire
Hours: Anytime, in daylight .There is no max/min commitment .Assessments take about 5 minutes each .You can undertake individual surveys as and when or could dedicate an afternoon to exploring and submit several assessments. It’s completely flexible .Some volunteers arrange a regular social walk with the BaR project to give some focus.
Expenses: No
DBS: No
There is an introductory training module which takes about 30 mins and all volunteers will need to download and register with Margin Maps. Both steps can be completed independently but we are happy to help if needed .Assessments are undertaken without supervision, through support is on hand if required.

Stourbridge Glass Museum

Activity Support

Opportunity: Activity Support
The museum hosts various activities for children throughout the year. This role is to work with the museum staff to help children doing the craft, ushering them to the seats, assisting them with the craft and cleaning up after the activity.
Requirements: Friendly and welcoming attitude to any visitors. Needs to pay attention to details. Someone who is used to work with children will be desirable as it can be physically demanding.
Induction will be given on the first day of volunteer work, necessary training are given for each roles. If any volunteers are interested in different roles within the museum, they will have opportunities to join the training.
Location: Stourbridge Glass Museum Stuart Works, High Street , Wordsley, DY8 4FB
Hours:Tuesdays-Sundays From 10:30-16:30, There are two shifts a day.
Morning Shift is 10:30 -13:30. Afternoon shifts is 13:30-16:30 Activity is normally on Saturdays and extra days during half term.
Expenses: No (Except students and Universal Credit recipients will be paid for travel expenses)
DBS: No
We are urgently need more volunteers particularly during summer opening, but we are continuously recruiting throughout the year.

The Friends of Bantock House, Museum and Park

Committee Secretary This Role is now Closed

Opportunity: Committee Secretary This role is now Closed
Organising and managing at least 3 charity Committee meetings(and 4 BUG meetings?) and one annual General meeting per year.Taking minutes, typing and printing hard copies where needed, working with chair to produce agendas and ensuring all committee members have appropriate , timely information. Maintain physical and digital files.Handing telephone communications and liaising with staff and mangers at Wolverhampton Council, the Charity’s volunteers and members of the public.Working flexibly with others to mange unforeseen issues that arise.
Requirements: A commitment to acting in the best interests of the charity’s aims of raising money and caring for Bantock House and park , in collaboration with our volunteers and council staff .Secure access to a telephone, computer and printer as well as file storage space.Awareness of and commitment to the confidentiality and privacy issues involved this is essential.Experience in producing accurate records using word processing tools.Confidence in dealing with Committee members.Council staff at all levels, the public and the charity’s members.This may be in person on the phone or via email.Willingness to provide a telephone.
Location: Home based
Hours: Average of 5-7 hours per week (although hours may vary according to particular demands)
Expenses: Expenses will be paid for stationary etc.
DBS: No
The friends of Bantock is a small charity run entirely , including the committee of 7 by volunteers .There are 22 volunteers who carry out gardening, litter picking and money raising projects.We were given the Queens Award for Voluntary service in 2021

The Friends of Bantock House, Museum and Park

Membership Secretary This role is now Closed

Opportunity: Membership Secretary This role is now Closed
Maintaining an up-to-date database of members details in accordance with GDPR Regulations, typing and printing hard copies where needed. Assisting in the recruitment of new members. Reporting to the Charity’s Committee at least 3 times per year and to the Annual General Meeting .Accurate transfer of updated data from paper formats to database systems. This is required when large numbers of members renew their membership April-May each year and when new members join. Liaise with Treasurer on a regular basis to ensure accurate and auditable records are kept. Managing the Friends of Bantock email communications. Handling the Friends of Bantock email communications .Handling telephone queries and liaising with Committee members, staff and mangers at Wolverhampton Council, the Charity’s volunteers and members of the public. Working flexibly in collaboration with others to manage unforeseen issues that arise. Familiarity with and commitment to working within policy guidelines.
Requirements: A commitment to acting in the best interests of the charity’s aims of raising money and caring for Bantock House and Park, in collaboration with our volunteers and council staff. Secure access to a telephone, computer and printer as well as file storage space .Commitment to the confidentiality and privacy issues involved, as set out in GDPR Regulations. Skills in producing clear and accurate records using word processing tools, setting up and managing group email. Confidence in dealing with Committee members, council staff at all levels, the Charity’s members and the public. This may be in person, on the phone or via email. Flexibility and a willingness to deal with unforeseen issues that arise .Willingness to provide a telephone contact number for use in newsletters and posters and an address for charity members communication.
Location: Home based
Hours: 2-4 hours per week , although hours may vary
Expenses: Expenses will be paid for Stationery etc
DBS: May be subject to a criminal record check
The Friends of Bantock is a small charity run entirely by volunteers. Including the Committee of 7, by volunteers. There are 22 volunteers who carry out gardening, litter picking and money raising projects. We were given the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2021

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