The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
01202 882533  museum@priest-house.co.uk

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Discover Volunteering

Posted on 24 Dec 2015
The museum is holding an information session about volunteering on Friday 22 January, 10.30 to 12.30. To discover more about volunteering at the museum and Tourist Information Centre, come along an informal morning, including a guided tour of the museum and the opportunity to meet some of our volunteers. Tea and coffee will be provided. The museum is a registered charity and volunteers give over 10,000 hours of their time each year. Their energy and enthusiasm is a real support to the museum's and Tourist Information Centre's work, and every hour that is given is valued. They always need new volunteers and are currently looking for extra help in several areas. Volunteer learning assistants deliver a busy programme of school visits, from working kitchen activities to facilitating object handling and everything in between. The museum would like to hear from anyone interested in delivering the learning programme for visiting schools or assisting the setting out of activity resources, and providing support to the Learning Officer and learning assistants in the delivery of visits. The Garden Tea Room serves light refreshments and is popular with visitors. If you have experience of catering or are keen to learn, please get in touch. The museum looks after approximately 35,000 objects that represent and tell the stories of the people of East Dorset. The collections team is looking for new volunteers interested in assisting with inputting information onto a database. Founded in 1980 the Tourist Information Centre has been promoting East Dorset to hundreds of thousands of visitors over the years. The busy office is open year round providing a variety of services to visitors and locals alike. The Centre is looking for volunteers to join their busy front of house team on Saturdays, to help with customer queries, booking tickets and encouraging sales. Computer literacy is vital and local knowledge preferable. If you have a few hours to spare, and would like to discover more about helping your local museum and Tourist Information Centre, and the benefits of volunteering to you please come along or contact the museum.