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Join our tour guide team and show and tell Reading’s rich history

Reception / Meet and greet volunteers needed for Reading Museum & Town Hall in RG1

We are looking for more people to join our team of volunteer tour guides at Reading Museum, on Saturday lunchtimes, once or twice a month, from April.

Help us spread the word about the exciting activities and events we have planned for the Reading Abbey Quarter. Share our enthusiasm for the site where Henry I was buried, Jane Austen was taught and Oscar Wilde was imprisoned.

As a volunteer tour guide, you will deliver 40 minute tours to the general public, within Reading Museum, focussing on the town’s rich heritage and the museum’s collections.

The tour will comprise of an update on our ambitious plans for the Reading Abbey Quarter including the fascinating history of the site from prehistoric times to the modern day and the impact of the Abbey on the town. This will be followed by a short introduction to the museum’s galleries, picking out a few interesting objects and telling the stories behind them to bring Reading’s history to life.

You will receive full training (on weekdays) and the opportunity to help the museum develop the content of the tours.

Contact person firstname
Nicolette Evans , Abbey Volunteer Co-ordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 937 3162
Contact instructions?
I work part-time, so email is preferred.
Location address line 1
Blagrave Street
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 1QH

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Sat AMSat PM
Availability required
All of these times
Additional timing details
Saturdays (for an hour); Training will be on weekdays
Task type?
Reception / Meet and greet
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedKeen learnerSociableCommunicatorHas a few hours to spare
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
On the job training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
You will be supported by museum staff and other volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
By prior agreement
Will I need my own transportation?
No
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?
3
Opportunity added on
20 February 2017