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Room Guide (18 Stafford Terrace)

Would you like to gain experience working in a museum and engaging with the public?

18 Stafford Terrace was the home of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, his wife Marion, their two children and their live-in servants. A late Victorian family home it is preserved almost entirely intact, giving a memorable insight into the lives of the Sambournes and the world in which they lived.

Explainer

We are looking for volunteers to join our friendly and dedicated visitor experience volunteer team, helping our visitors to understand and enjoy their visit.

Are you interested in gaining some new skills and meeting new people in one of London’s hidden gems’ Kenwood House is set on the edge of Hampstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens. The House enjoys breath-taking interiors, a stunning art collection and period gardens which are free to the public to enjoy.

Volunteer Room Guide

Volunteer Room Guide - Osterley Park and House 2017

If only these walls could talk! That’s why our volunteer room guides make such a difference. They’re passionate about family stories, art and interiors, and love making people feel at home. They know all the must-see spots, and help us to share the ways we’re looking after them.

By getting involved, you could

* Get to know Osterley Park by heart and learn its secrets

* Use your people skills to welcome and inspire visitors from all over the world

Front of House Volunteer

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London Canal Museum is dedicated to educating and inspiring our visitors with the history of London’s canals – how they’ve shaped London’s development, the ordinary people that lived and worked on them, as well as the entrepreneurs who profited from them. We want to pass on the heritage of the canals so that future generations can learn about London’s industrial and social past.

Room Steward

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Do you have a passion for literature, history and a love of working with people?

Are you looking to gain experience in the Heritage or Museum sector?

The Charles Dickens Museum in London is seeking enthusiastic and reliable room stewards to enhance the visitors experience by directing visitors around the museum where appropriate, ensuring vigilance at all times with regard to the safety of visitors and collections and answering any questions that the visitors have about the collection or operational aspects of the museum where appropriate.

Visitor Assistant

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Visitor Assistants are the face of Highgate Cemetery. They are responsible for welcoming visitors, selling tickets and sharing information. Our best visitor assistants always have a smile on their face and provide a warm welcome to anyone coming into the cemetery. No previous experience necessary, training provided.

Gallery Steward

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Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-gothic mansion on London’s Victoria Embankment, owned and run by The Bulldog Trust. The building is transformed into an exhibition venue for three months each year and we rely on our fantastic team of friendly and dedicated volunteers to make our exhibitions a success.

Volunteer Photographer

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We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to photograph some of the Library’s event programme, as well as items from our collection as required.

School and Family Programming Volunteer

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Do you want to gain hands on, practical experience of working with school and family groups in a heritage setting? Do you want experience of developing and delivering educational programming for a range of ages including under 5s’ Then this role of School and Family Programming Volunteer is for you.

Social Enterprise Volunteer (Independent Shop and Gallery)

Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) has been inspiring brighter futures for over forty years, supporting excluded and vulnerable adults to achieve independence and social inclusion through our supported housing and training programmes.

Tour Guide

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We’re looking for enthusiastic, confident and friendly volunteers to guide tours around the Wiener Library. If you’re looking to develop your confidence, public speaking skills and knowledge of the subject matter, the volunteering as a Tour Guide is for you.

Email learning@wienerlibrary.co.uk for more information!

Museum Assistant Volunteer

The Museum Assistant role is fast-paced and varied, with the Museum Assistant being involved in various tasks throughout the day. The duties of Museum Assistant range from sales and cash handling, promoting Gift-aid donations, queue management, way-finding, and information assistance. We are looking for volunteers who would ideally like to donate one 4 hour every week, either as a 10:00-14:00 shift, or a 14:00-18:00 shift, for a minimum of 3 months. Ideally you will be able to start immediately, although this is not essential.

Volunteer Ranger

Rangers love the countryside and being out in the fresh air, so they know what our outdoor visitors need. They’re great at taking care of the wildlife and stunning landscapes of Osterley, for ever, for everyone.

By getting involved, you could?

* Feel the wind in your hair, and get a tan without trying

* Help look after important landscapes for future generations

* Use your passion for the outdoors and share your knowledge with visitors

Reception Duties/Gallery Steward Volunteer

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Our team of volunteers are a huge part of the Foundling Museum, having being instrumental in establishing the Museum prior to its opening in 2004 and continuing to contribute to its success today. We pride ourselves on welcoming a diverse range of individuals who choose to share their time and expertise with us. The Museum could not function without them.

Open House Volunteer

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We are currently recruiting for volunteers to help at Open House this year, on 16 & 17 September 2017.

Open House is London’s largest festival of architecture and design where over 800 buildings across London open their doors to the public for free. 6,000 people volunteer every year over the weekend event. 97% of our volunteers would recommend the experience to a friend.

Admissions and Information Desk Volunteer

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The Jewish Museum London is more than a building housing beautiful religious objects. We engage with people of all ages, backgrounds and faiths to bring Jewish culture, heritage and identity into the wider story of Britain. Our collections, exhibitions and activities give a sense of discovery and creativity and our education programmes inspire people to take a stand against racism and to look at the world from a different point of view.

Front-of-House Volunteer

Our front-of-house volunteers are the public face of Benjamin Franklin House - from running our Box Office and Shop to leading tours of the House for our visitors - and assist us for 1 day per week.

Our front-of-house volunteers also assist the House management team in a variety of areas including marketing, organisation of public events, and general maintenance.

Blogger

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We are looking for well-informed and self-motivated writers to contribute regularly to The Wiener Library blog by writing articles about significant anniversaries, Library events, reviews of books/films or current issues relating to the Library. All Volunteer Bloggers will attend an induction at the Library to learn about its history and our current work.

Volunteer Book Reviewer

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We’re looking for committed and enthusiastic students (Masters or PhD level in a relevant discipline) to review new books on the Holocaust and genocide selected by the Library. All Volunteer Book Reviewers will attend an induction at the Library to learn about its history and our current work. Although this role can be completely remotely, Book Reviewers are encouraged to make use of the Reading Room and therefore will be made familiar with resources during the induction session. All articles will be proof read by a staff member before they are published online.

Learning Team Volunteers

Our learning team volunteers bring history to life for visitors to Kenwood House. We need your help to support and lead activity sessions for children, young families and school groups.

Are you interested in gaining some new skills and meeting new people in one of London’s hidden gems’ Kenwood House is set on the edge of Hampstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens. The House enjoys breath-taking interiors, a stunning art collection and period gardens which are free to the public to enjoy.

Outdoor Explainer Volunteer

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to support the outdoor team at Kenwood House in ensuring all visitors have an enjoyable and safe visit.

Based outside, in the immediate vicinity of Kenwood House you will:

• Provide a physical presence to all those using the grounds closest to Kenwood House, helping to preserve and protect the building and the Estate

• Be a friendly point of contact to those outside, answering questions and providing directions to parts of the estate

Room Steward (18 Stafford Terrace)

Come and be a room steward at 18 Stafford Terrace!

If you are interested in learning about Victorian London and how households were run do get in touch.

We are looking for room stewards who would like to be involved in our original Victorian house, the former residence of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, his wife, two children and live-in servants.

Front of House Volunteer

Handel & Hendrix in London promotes the knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of Handel and Hendrix’s music to as wide a public audience as possible. We strive to inspire, educate and inform visitors through a series of concerts, talks and exhibitions about the two famous residents of neighbouring houses in Brook Street. We are looking for enthusiastic, pro-active and open-minded individuals to join our large and sociable volunteer team.

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