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Help visitors engage with our 1950s kitchen

Catering volunteers needed for Basildon Park (National Trust) in RG8

We are looking for volunteers to help visitors fully engage with the objects and activities in the 1950s kitchen, using hands-on and exploring approaches.

Key elements:

  • develop and be involved in conversations with visitors about the room and objects within it, guiding them to explore the themes of the room and question what they find
  • encourage visitors to interact with the objects and activities and facilitate their participation and enjoyment
  • help to maintain the equipment and resources in the room, setting them up and storing them at the start and end of each day
  • lead or assist with visitor demonstrations relevant to the function and time period of the room i.e. baking, food preparation, flower arranging, cleaning
  • demonstrate the use of some of the equipment and ensure visitors are using items safely and appropriately
  • participate in the evaluation of visitors’ experience of using the room and pass on visitor feedback to house staff
  • undertake such other appropriate assistance or training in relation to the role as may be reasonably requested by the National Trust manager.

Find out more about volunteering with us, come along to our next Volunteer Recruitment Open Day 9 January 2017

Contact person firstname
Ann Jenkin, Volunteer Support Team
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01491 672 920
Contact instructions?
Weekdays only
Location address line 1
Basildon Park
Line 2
Lower Basildon
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG8 9NR

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
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
Task type?
Catering
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changePrefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloSociableCreative
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction and instruction on equipment
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Staff available
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
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?
10
Opportunity added on
30 November 2016