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Wednesday 14 February 2018 (All day) to Thursday 15 February 2018 (All day)

Name of Event: S.T.E.A.M February Half-Term 

Volunteer Role: 

The Ragged School Museum is an independent museum housed in canal side warehouses built in 1872. It once housed London’s largest Ragged School, set up by philanthropist Dr Thomas Barnardo. The museum operates a lively education programme which aims to educate visitors on the experience of the poor children who once attended this school. During the holidays, the museum runs free family activities to serve the local community. These include painting, clay making, cutting, sticking and general art exploration. We require casual volunteers to assist with the running of these programmes.

Family Learning Programme Volunteers will be expected to:

  • Provide a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for families
  • Assist visitors on activity tables
  • Encourage visitors to take part in the activities on offer
  • Assist in the clean down of activities at the end of the day

Desirable qualities and experience:

  • An interest in heritage/museums
  • An interest in working with children and families
  • Good spoken English
  • Friendly, engaging and reliable

Volunteers will:

  • Be given an induction and introductory tour
  • Gain experience working with children and families
  • Gain experience working in a heritage environment
  • Meet lots of other like-minded volunteers
  • Have lots of fun!

When: Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 February, 09:45-17:00

Where: Ragged School Museum, 46-50 Copperfield Road, Mile End, E3 4RR

Closest tube stations are Mile End and Limehouse DLR

Volunteer Places: 15-18

If you are interested in volunteering with the Ragged School Museum, please contact Jennie Saunders (Thurs/Fri) jennie@raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk or Matt Turner (Mon-Wed) matt@raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk


To see all of our one-off volunteering opportunities, head to the VSU’s One-Off Volunteering Programme.