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Share your love of Basildon Park with our visitors

Stewarding / Event Support volunteers needed for Basildon Park (National Trust) in RG8

Volunteer Room Guides share their enthusiasm for the property with our visitors help them to enjoy and learn more about Basildon Park. They also play a key role in making visits inspiring and engaging experiences

Volunteer Room Guides also help to protect the health and safety of visitors, and play a part in safeguarding the property and its collection.

They are passionate about sharing their love of Basildon Park and the National Trust’s role in caring for it with our visitors.

What’s in it for you?
• Sharing your love of National Trust with a wide range of people
• Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends
• Enjoying the history of Basildon Park with visitors

What’s involved?
• Providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of the National Trust.
• Help visitors to discover more about Basildon Park by answering questions in a concise and friendly manner.
• Be aware of and uphold the National Trusts policy of the conservation of historic properties and their contents. Lead by example to encourage
supporters to do the same when visiting Basildon Park.
• Support security procedures in order to prevent theft and malicious damage.
• Dealing with enquiries from visitors about Basildon Park and the work of the National Trust.
• Follow National Trust procedure for the safe and calm evacuation of visitors in an emergency.
• Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy at all times.

This role will suit people who have an enthusiastic and friendly manner and enjoy meeting people. They should be enthusiastic about the National Trust and Basildon Park. Good communication skills and an ability to listen will help you connect with your audience and pitch the information you pass on to our visitors to the right level.

Contact person firstname
Ann Jenkin, Volunteer Support Team Administator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01491 672920
Contact instructions?
Wednesday or Friday
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
Additional timing details
One session per fortnight, or more if you can (11:45 – 17:00)
Task type?
Stewarding / Event Support
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeKeen learnerGood sense of humourSociableCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Basildon Park volunteer induction and other training that may be required
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Buddy system
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket travel costs between home and volunteering location (up to 40 miles)
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
Maximum age
80
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
20
Opportunity added on
26 October 2017

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