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The Geffrye Museum of the Home

The Geffrye Museum focuses on the urban living rooms and gardens of the English middle classes. Our collections show how homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years, reflecting changes in society and behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste.

A series of period rooms lead visitors on a walk through time from 17th century oak furniture and panelling, past muted Georgian elegance and eclectic Victorian style, to 20th century modernity and contemporary living.

These rooms are complemented by a sequence of period gardens and a walled herb garden which illustrate the role of the garden in home life.

The Geffrye is a much-loved gem in the lively and creative Hoxton area. Set in 18th-century almshouses and surrounded by gardens, it is often described as an oasis in the heart of the city.

Application deadline: 

Are you passionate about social media and volunteering? We’re looking for someone to help engage our current volunteer base through digital communication and community engagement. It’s an exciting way to get involved with the museum while we undergo a two-year transformative period.

Your role as a VPDC Assistant will be to support the volunteering team in developing and creating content for the Geffrye Volunteer blog. We’re looking for someone friendly and enthusiastic to join our team and help engage our volunteer community. You’ll be able to volunteer in our friendly office team, or volunteer from home.

For this role, we are looking for someone who is:

• Interested in Social Media and Blogging

• Passionate about volunteering

• Friendly and approachable

• Enjoys working alongside others

• Willing to help represent and promote the museum and its activities in a positive way

• Able to attend and participate in volunteer community meetings.

Role Aim: 

Are you passionate about social media and volunteering? We’re looking for someone to help engage our current volunteer base through digital communication and community engagement. It’s an exciting way to get involved with the museum while we undergo a two-year transformative period

Duties: 

Include details about what you will be expecting the volunteer(s) to do if they are successfully recruited. Volunteering puts people at the heart of the Geffrye Museum. People currently volunteer across the museum leading tours of the restored Almshouses, helping maintain the gardens, supporting family learning activities, community sessions and events, collection and documentation activities, helping our development team with research, supporting the communications team and supporting the volunteer programme itself.

We are also harnessing the potential of digital technology to help us achieve this, by introducing an online platform for volunteer engagement, Geffrye Makers.

Your role as a VPDC Assistant will be to support the volunteering team in developing and creating content for the Geffrye Makers blog. Your duties will be as follows:

• Creating and developing content for the blog and social media channels.

• Planning Social Media Challenges for Volunteer Makers.

• Attending and participating in Volunteer Meetings.

• Advocating for volunteers in social media campaigns.

Skills needed: 

For this role, we are looking for someone who is:

• Interested in Social Media and Blogging

• Passionate about volunteering

• Friendly and approachable

• Enjoys working alongside others

• Willing to help represent and promote the museum and its activities in a positive way

• Reliable

• Willing to attend and participate in volunteer community meetings.

Training: 

As well as our volunteer induction process for all volunteers, VPDC Volunteers will be shown how to use Volunteer Makers, and use the integrated WordPress blog. We also follow up with volunteers after a month of volunteering to discuss their goals and needs going forward

Location: 
Within the Museum Offices with the flexibility for Volunteers to work at home
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
N/A

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