Learning Volunteer

You will be part of our new learning department helping children, young people, and families (and occasional adult groups) engage with the history centre through formal and informal learning.

Tasks could include:
• To support school sessions (KS1-3) on e.g. the Normans, Saxons, Romans, and Stonehenge People
• To support formal and informal learning sessions for youth and secondary school audiences
• To help deliver educational sessions for diverse groups (e.g. elderly; special needs groups; or foreign groups)
• To develop a monthly event for pre-schoolers

Main Activities

Skills Needed 

• Experience of working with children, particularly in an educational role
• Enjoyment of working with diverse audiences (e.g. children, families, adults, special needs groups)
• An interest in archaeology or history
• Ability and willingness to learn about Amesbury History Centre, its collections and building
• Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences
• Reliability and a friendly nature
• A reasonable level of physical dexterity
(NB this role will involve standing and carrying educational material for setting up sessions)

Training Offered

Training will include the following:
• Tour of the History Centre
• Comprehensive Induction process covering the fire evacuation procedure and responsibilities of volunteers
• Role specific training

Time Commitment Requested

We are flexible with the time that volunteers can commit for this role. You will be added to a list of Learning Volunteers and will be emailed when a school booking/ event is approaching to see if you are available to help.

We would however ideally welcome an initial commitment of 6 months.

There will be a trial period of 3 months to ensure that this is the right role for you.

Equal Opportunities 

Amesbury History Centre is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all and welcomes applications from all volunteers with suitable skills and interests.

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