Activities: Working with visitors
Starts: 1 April 2018 to 31 July 2018
Diglis Basin, Worcester & Birmingham Canal, Worcestershire
Navigable by boat or on foot, the Mid-Worcestershire Ring is an interconnecting circle of waterways which form a unique tourist destination. The Ring is a major new arts programme that is taking place between March and September 2018 celebrating the historic 21-mile Worcestershire circular canal that flows through the urban and rural landscapes of Worcester and Droitwich.
A series of 'Island Visit Days' will take place on Diglis Island, Worcester April to July. The 'Island Visit Days' will offer members of the public the chance to get up close and personal with ‘Occupation’, a unique experience created by Bristol-based sculptor Rich White.
We are looking for a team of 4-8 volunteers to support the visits in the following ways:
Meet and greet visitors, lead a group across the lock to the island, give an introduction and support Rich White during the visit. This could be a full day or a half day depending on your availability.
The first day is planned for Friday 13th April.
You will be given an induction into the Canal & River Trust and learn more about The Ring project. There are a range of volunteering opportunities connected with the project that you can get involved in over the summer.
We will provide training prior to the event and tea /coffee on the day. Volunteers who sign up for the first event on April 13th will be invited to support 'Island Visit Days' on June 23rd and August 30th. More information will be given at the induction in April.
If you enjoy getting outdoors, meeting new people, sharing local knowledge, have an interest in local history and art then this is a great opportunity for you.
This volunteering opportunity is run in partnership with Caroline Kendall. Visit their website to find out more and make contact at: https://theringart.org.uk/projects/diglis-island-residency/