Learning Volunteers Sought for Boston Manor House

To provide Outreach sessions and Hard Hat Tours

Boston Manor House


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Hounslow Council are looking for volunteers to support Outreach sessions and Hard Hat Tours to ensure they provide memorable experiences for our community.

Completed application forms can be sent to kate.kulka@hounslow.gov.uk or by post to Kate Kulka, c/o Hogarth’s House, Hogarth Lane, Great West Rd, London W4 2QN

Description of the Learning Volunteer Role:

What you can expect to do in the role:

  • Assist with the preparation of materials and resources for a range of sessions
  • Assist session leaders during practical workshops and tours
  • Interact with school groups, helping with activities and aiding understanding and development
  • Support at a range of outreach sessions at different schools and community venues
  • Monitor and record the numbers of participants in events and activities
  • Help school adults and children complete and return evaluation forms at the end of their visit (where required)
  • Occasionally help with administration of the programmes

There may be other optional opportunities, e.g. developing resources, etc.

We’re looking for people:

  • Who enjoy volunteering with others in a team
  • Who have good communication skills and are approachable and friendly
  • Who love meeting people and who have a willingness to learn
  • Who have an enthusiasm for volunteering with children and want to support their learning
  • Who have a commitment to good customer service
  • Who can commit to their volunteer shift

What you’ll get:

  • An opportunity to volunteer alongside a range of heritage practitioners in a team
  • An understanding of how to volunteer with different school audiences
  • The opportunity to learn more about the local area
  • Experience of volunteering in a busy and creative environment
  • The opportunity to meet new people and have fun
  • Up to £10 per day travel expenses

After initial training, we are looking for volunteers who are happy to commit to at least one event a month. Most events will be at schools in the Hounslow and Ealing area, as well as community venues around the Borough.

A half-day training and induction will cover all necessary information relating to the role.
On-going training, support and supervision will be available from staff and fellow volunteers throughout your volunteering experience. Applicants must be willing to sign Boston Manor House’s Volunteer Agreement and complete all training required for the role. Please note that this role requires a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check to be completed, which the council will arrange.

Closing Date: Monday 10th February 2020
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an informal interview to discuss the role.

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January 6, 2020

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