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Help us get our new young people initiative up and running

Coordination / Projects volunteer needed for Friends of Reading Museum in RG1

The Friends of Reading Museum is looking to recruit a volunteer Project Organiser, for approximately eight hours a week, to help us deliver an exciting new project for young people. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to start the development of a new 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 work with existing FoRM members to deliver the project. This would mean developing the means by which young people hear about and apply to join the club, dealing with applications, communicating with parents and keeping records. In addition, assistance in working with the children in the club would be welcome but not essential.

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 would be ideal for someone:

  • Looking for experience in the museums and charity sectors
  • who enjoys working with adults and possibly children
  • with access to a PC with suitable IT skills.
Contact person firstname
Kevin Boyle, Project Lead on FoRM committee
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189267100
Mobile?
07801766600
Contact instructions?
Email is preferred method of contact at anytime
Location address line 1
Reading Museum
Line 2
Blagrave Street
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 1QH

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Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Coordination / Projects
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloKeen learnerPrecise and methodicalLeaderPatientCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular contact with Project Lead
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Agreed office expenses and 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?
1
Opportunity added on
19 July 2017

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