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Salters' Company

First licensed in 1394, The Salters’ Company has its origins in the salt trade of medieval London. Ranked number nine in the order of precedence, it is one of the Great 12 Livery Companies and today The Salters’ Company is a diverse organisation responsible for several charitable foundations, important philanthropic work in science education and the fostering of fellowship among its members.

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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.

Based in Salters’ Hall, a unique, Brutalist building in the heart of the City of London and 2minutes walk from Moorgate Station, you will get to work directly with archival material dating from the modern day to the 13th century as well as working with our fine and decorative arts collections including historic silverware. You will help interpret our many exciting themes and artefacts for different groups as we launch a new education program, working in partnership with the London Metropolitan Archives.

The Salters’ Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies and has a fascinating history covering events such as the Great Fire and the Blitz.…

Role Aim: 

To assist with the delivery and development of school and family programmes, including under 5s.


To assist with:

- School and family programmes including set up and take down

- Assist with development of school and family programmes

- Assist with marketing of school and family programmes

Skills needed: 

Skills needed:

Attention to detail

An interest in working with school and family groups ?with children of a range of ages, including under 5s

Enthusiasm and an eagerness to engage with visiting groups


Good communication skills

An interest in history/art/science/heritage/architecture

Ideal for someone pursuing studies in Museum Education/Archives/Museum Studies/Heritage/History/Art


Training in working with and for schools and family groups including under 5s, safeguarding, workshop development and delivery

Our office/archive with occasional offsite visits, e.g. to the London Metropolitan Archive
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Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here