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Help us engage a new generation in the fascinating work of our museum

Leading group activities volunteers needed for Friends of Reading Museum in RG1

The Friends of Reading Museum is looking to recruit a volunteer Activity Leader, for approximately three hours a month rising to three hours per week, to help deliver activities in an exciting new project for young people. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to lead and work with the children on activities in a Young Friends Club.

The Friends exist to create a greater awareness of Reading Museum, and to promote the importance of the Museum’s collections and their presentation to the community. We raise funds for the purchase of artworks and artefacts and support activities which would not otherwise be possible.

Currently, all the friends of Reading museums are adults. As a start, we want to bring in young people by forming a section for 8–12 year olds. The idea is that we set up a Saturday club, once or twice a quarter, which has the potential to develop further. The volunteer would lead and work with the children on activities in the club.

The club would provide opportunities for children from all backgrounds, without discrimination, in a safe environment, where F0RM’s policies, practices and ethos encourage all members to adopt an inclusive, friendly approach.

The role will be ideal for someone:

  • Looking for experience in the museums and charity sectors
  • enjoys working with adults and children
  • comfortable with leading and helping children learn by discovery would be an asset.
Contact person firstname
Kevin Boyle, Project Lead on FoRM Commitee
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189267100
Mobile?
07801766600
Contact instructions?
Email is preferred method of contact
Location address line 1
Reading Museum
Line 2
Blagrave Street
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 1QH

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Sat AMSat PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Leading group activities
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedKeen learnerLeaderSociableCreative
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From Leader and other helpers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Bus fares
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
3
Opportunity added on
19 July 2017

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