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

Hours

  • 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 

Training

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. 

Requirements

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 communications@cheshammuseum.org.uk or complete the form below.


Contact us about this role

So that we can reply to your enquiry
You’ll find the role at the top of this page

Your availability

At what times are you interested in volunteering – please tick as many as you like

References

To complete your application, we need you to supply us with two people who know you well enough to comment on your suitability for this role. They should not be family members. If you are not sure about who to put we are happy to discuss this with you

Emergency contact details

Please provide the name, email address and phone number of someone we should contact in case of an emergency.

If your volunteering role falls within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or is a specified or regulated activity, we will require you to undergo a DBS check.

We welcome volunteer applications from every one. Having a criminal record will not necessarily exclude you from volunteering with us and your application will be dependent on the nature of the offence and position applied for.