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Help us take our ‘Museum on Wheels’ out and about across Reading

Community Representative volunteers needed for Reading Museum & Town Hall

As part of the Reading Abbey Revealed Heritage Lottery Fund and council project, we are looking for volunteers to help support staff with our ‘Museum on Wheels’ outreach programme throughout 2019.

Our Museum on Wheels volunteers are our ‘extra pair of hands’ at our informal outreach learning activities we run over the school holidays and weekends.


What you will be doing

Our Museum on Wheels volunteers will be asked to help with a range of tasks including:
• Helping staff support families with arts and crafts activities
• Setting up stands at events (some heavy lifting may be required)
• Being an ambassador for the Reading Abbey project – providing updates on the project and sharing information about the Abbey Quarter’s history
• Sharing our passion for history through object handling with the public
• Being an ambassador for Reading Museum – greeting and directing visitors as required
• Monitoring resources and equipment used in the Museum on Wheels set-up

This role will suit you if you are:
• A people person
• Sociable, confident and enthusiastic
• Proactive, flexible and willing to help with a wide range of activities
• Able to work at various venues across Reading
• Happy to work outdoors
• Willing to help with setting up event stands
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Available on some Saturdays and weekdays
• Interested in Reading’s history
• Experienced in customer service

Contact person firstname
Nicolette Evans, RAR Volunteer Co-ordinator
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 937 3162
Contact instructions?
Email is preferred. I work Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays

Location description
At venues across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PMSun AMSun PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
08/03/2018 2pm - 4pm Friday Friends, St. Catherine’s Hall, Tilehurst
20/03/2019 12.30pm - 2pm PACT (Parents & Children Together), Reading
09/04/2019 2.30pm - 3.15pm Globe Luncheon Club, Reading, RG3 01E
25/04/2019 10am - 12.30pm Age UK, The Hexagon, Reading
15/05/2019 1pm - 2pm Whitley Wood Community Centre
23/06/2019 12pm - 6pm East Reading Festival, Palmer Park, Earley
05/07/2019 1.30pm - 3.15pm Woodley Retirement Club, Woodley
Task type?
Community Representative
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloKeen learnerSociableCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
On the job
Is support given?
Description of support
Training and support from museum staff
Are expenses paid?
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?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
13 February 2019