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Help young people explore the treasures on offer at Reading Museum

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

The Friends of Reading Museum (F0RM) 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.

We are looking to recruit volunteers, for approximately three hours a month to help deliver activities in an exciting project for young people. We are looking for an enthusiastic people to lead and work with the children on activities in a Young Friends Club.

Currently, all the friends of Reading museums are adults, so we want to bring in young people into a section for 8–12 year olds in a Saturday club, once a month, which has the potential to develop further. Volunteers would lead and work with the children on activities in the club. The club provides 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.

This role would be ideal for someone:

  • looking for experience in the museums and charity sectors
  • who enjoys working with adults and children
  • is comfortable with leading and helping children learn by discovery would be an asset.
Contact person firstname
Kevin Boyle, Main Contact, Member of the FoRM committee
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 9267100
Location address line 1
Town Hall
Line 2
Blagrave Street
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 1QH

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Sat AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Leading group activities
Will suit someone like this:
PatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
No
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From project organisers via team meetings and regular contact with other volunteers
Are expenses paid?
No
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
15
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
4
Opportunity added on
31 July 2018