Join our tour guide team and show and tell Reading’s rich history
Reception / Meet and greet volunteers needed for Reading Museum & Town Hall in RG1
We are looking for more people to join our team of volunteer tour guides at Reading Museum, on Saturday lunchtimes, once or twice a month, from April.
Help us spread the word about the exciting activities and events we have planned for the Reading Abbey Quarter. Share our enthusiasm for the site where Henry I was buried, Jane Austen was taught and Oscar Wilde was imprisoned.
As a volunteer tour guide, you will deliver 40 minute tours to the general public, within Reading Museum, focussing on the town’s rich heritage and the museum’s collections.
The tour will comprise of an update on our ambitious plans for the Reading Abbey Quarter including the fascinating history of the site from prehistoric times to the modern day and the impact of the Abbey on the town. This will be followed by a short introduction to the museum’s galleries, picking out a few interesting objects and telling the stories behind them to bring Reading’s history to life.
You will receive full training (on weekdays) and the opportunity to help the museum develop the content of the tours.
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Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
All of these times
Additional timing details
Saturdays (for an hour); Training will be on weekdays
Reception / Meet and greet
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedLikes team workKeen learnerSociableCommunicatorHas a few hours to spare
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
On the job training
Description of support
You will be supported by museum staff and other volunteers
Description of expenses
By prior agreement
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
20 February 2017