Formal learning volunteer
Objective of role: To deliver formal learning visits for primary school aged children and uniformed groups, either in school or in the community
Managed by: Volunteer Learning Manager
- Attendance at visits varies but there are around five to ten a year, each around one and a half hours long
- There would be regular catch ups with the learning manager, approximately a hour every month
- Hours vary on wider projects and supporting the handling boxes (see below)
What the role involves
- To deliver prepared sessions to primary school aged children and uniformed groups, using handling objects from the museum’s collection
- Helping to improve existing sessions and develop new ones
- Supporting the learning manager with the management of the handling boxes and the development of new ones
- Supporting the learning manager with working with young people on developing content for Instagram
Would suit you if you
- Have an interest in historic objects and archives and the local area
- Enjoy working with children and young people
- Have an interest in teaching and sharing learning
- Are a good listener and able to work well with others
Volunteers will be given a full induction and training in delivering the sessions. They will also be signposted to wider training opportunities and sector-specific meetings.
A DBS check is required for this role, which the museum can arrange with you.
About Chesham Museum
Chesham Museum was founded in 2004. It is a community organisation, conceived and run by local volunteers, with funding mainly through the efforts of its supporters with the support of local businesses, schools and the wider population.
Its first home was in the former stables of a public house ‘The Gamekeeper’s Lodge’ in Bellingdon Rd, and it relocated, in 2009, to 15 Market Square, Chesham until June 2017 when a change in circumstances meant it was forced to close its doors.
Since then, the museum has developed an outreach programme in the community and maintained a strong online presence through its website and social media channels, helping to provide a connection to its audiences and users both local, visitors and researchers from across the world. We’re making positive progress towards a new home for the museum and are growing our volunteer team. Join our team and share in the development of a thriving local history museum for the communities of Chesham and surrounding area.
How to apply
Contact the team at email@example.com or complete the form below.