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Could you inspire children at the Gloucester Waterways Museum?
Gloucester Waterways Museum, based at Gloucester Docks, is visited by hundreds of schoolchildren each year and runs a packed schedule of family activities throughout the school holidays.
As a result education co-ordinator Jackie Harris would like to recruit new volunteers to join the education team at the museum so that even more youngsters and families can enjoy what the museum has to offer.
“It’s a good time to join the team as we have some fantastic projects and activities to deliver to schools and families. Education volunteers can get involved in a whole range of activities – from helping children to understand the history of waterways transport and trade, to delivering children’s holiday crafts, bridge building, in-costume activities and roses and castles painting,” said Jackie. Training is provided for each activity.
Volunteers need to be over 18 years old and be prepared to volunteer for around three or four times a month. The opportunity would be ideal for people considering a career in teaching or working with children, or for anyone who has worked with children in the past. All prospective volunteers are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and reference checks.
The museum is staging a drop-in volunteer recruitment event on Wednesday 17 December, between 11am – 2pm, where people can meet existing volunteers and discover more about the role. There will be Christmas crafts for the children and the chance to see some of the family activities that the museum is well known for.
To register your interest in attending the drop-in information event email email@example.com or telephone 01452 318200.
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