National Leather Collection - Social Media Assistant

Project name

Telling the Story of Leather

Organisation name

National Leather Collection

Title of role

Volunteer Social Media Assistant

Main objectives

  • Create a social media campaign to promote the project and provide updates about ongoing work.
  • Produce content for YouTube.

Tasks and activities

 

  • Use social media management tool Hootsuite to write content in your own voice.
  • Take photographs and edit archive images for use on our social media platforms.
  • Create and use project hashtags to raise awareness.
  • Edit audio files of interviews to upload on our YouTube channel.

Reporting to

Victoria Green, Project Manager victoria.green@nationalleathercollection.org

Location

2nd Floor Grosvenor Chambers, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton, NN1 2EW

Work hours

Flexible; we ask for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week, which can be completed over 1 or 2 days. (Our operating hours are Mon – Thurs, 10:00 – 16:00.)

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Familiarity with social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Be creative when writing posts
  • Good organisation
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Be motivated and able to self-manage

Training provided?

We are hosting a volunteer recruitment event at the National Leather Collection on Thursday 5th July from 14:00 - 15:00. This will provide an introduction to the project and an opportunity to meet the Project Manager and ask questions.

  • Basic archival/cataloguing training.
  • Training in the handling of museum objects.
  • Continued support provided by Project Manager.

Any other relevant information

The National Leather Collection is fully wheelchair accessible.

The project has a small budget for volunteer expenses, and may be able to refund the cost of bus tickets and public parking.

National Leather Collection - Archive Digitiser

Project name

Telling the Story of Leather

Organisation name

National Leather Collection

Title of role

Volunteer Digitiser

Main objectives (what outcomes will you want to see from the volunteers)

  • Digitisation of the National Leather Collection’s paper archive by producing .JPEG files of all papers, photographs and film negatives.
  • A clear desktop system of these files to correlate with the physical storage.

Tasks and activities (what jobs will they do to achieve the above?)

  • Use a flatbed scanner to scan paper documents, photographs and film negatives to produce .JPEG files.
  • Organise files on the computer in a system that mirrors the physical storage.
  • Read and identify documents by adding metadata tags and descriptive information to the files.

Reporting to

Victoria Green, Project Manager victoria.green@nationalleathercollection.org

Location

2nd Floor Grosvenor Chambers, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton, NN1 2EW

Work hours

Flexible; we ask for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week, which can be completed over 1 or 2 days. (Our operating hours are Mon – Thurs, 10:00 – 16:00.)

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Be familiar with the use of a computer and document scanner.
  • Good organisation
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Be motivated and able to self-manage

Training provided?

We are hosting a volunteer recruitment event at the National Leather Collection on Thursday 5th July from 14:00 - 15:00. This will provide an introduction to the project and an opportunity to meet the Project Manager and ask questions.

  • Basic archival/cataloguing training.
  • Training on how to use scanner and associated software.
  • Continued support provided by Project Manager.

Any other relevant information

The National Leather Collection is fully wheelchair accessible.

The project has a small budget for volunteer expenses, and may be able to refund the cost of bus tickets and public parking.

 

National Leather Collection - Digital Curator

Project name

Telling the Story of Leather

Organisation name

National Leather Collection

Title of role

Volunteer Digital Curator

Main objectives

  • To create and maintain a well-organised Flickr album of documents, photographs and film negatives.
  • To supplement the album with information and tags.

Tasks and activities

  • Upload photos to the museum’s Flickr account. 
  • Organise and maintain an online catalogue by sorting files into albums.
  • Augmenting photographs with relevant information and adding tags to make the catalogue searchable.

Reporting to

Victoria Green, Project Manager victoria.green@nationalleathercollection.org

Location

2nd Floor Grosvenor Chambers, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton, NN1 2EW

Work hours

Flexible; we ask for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week, which can be completed over 1 or 2 days. (Our operating hours are Mon – Thurs, 10:00 – 16:00.)

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Be competent with a computer and able to upload photos
  • Good organisation
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Be motivated and able to self-manage

Training provided?

We are hosting a volunteer recruitment event at the National Leather Collection on Thursday 5th July from 14:00 - 15:00. This will provide an introduction to the project and an opportunity to meet the Project Manager and ask questions.

  • Basic archival/cataloguing training.
  • Training in how to use and manage a Flickr account.
  • Continued support provided by Project Manager.

Any other relevant information

  • The National Leather Collection is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • The project has a small budget for volunteer expenses, and may be able to refund the cost of bus tickets and public parking.

National Leather Collection - Archival Assistant

Project name

Telling the Story of Leather

Organisation name

National Leather Collection

Title of role

Volunteer Archival Assistant

Main objectives

  • Organise the museum’s paper archive.
  • Create a detailed catalogue of all archival material.
  • Implement a new system for classifying and storing documents, photos and film negatives.

Tasks and activities

  • Explore the archives and produce a quick box list to show what material we have.
  • Organise and classify material.
  • List material and storage location to produce a catalogue.
  • Augmenting catalogue with further information by studying documents.

Reporting to

Victoria Green, Project Manager victoria.green@nationalleathercollection.org

Location

2nd Floor Grosvenor Chambers, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton, NN1 2EW

Work hours

Flexible; we ask for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week, which can be completed over 1 or 2 days. (Our operating hours are Mon – Thurs, 10:00 – 16:00.)

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Have an interest in history
  • Good organisation
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Be motivated and able to self-manage

Training provided?

We are hosting a volunteer recruitment event at the National Leather Collection on Thursday 5th July from 14:00 - 15:00. This will provide an introduction to the project and an opportunity to meet the Project Manager and ask questions.

  • Basic archival/cataloguing training.
  • Training in the handling of museum objects.
  • Continued support provided by Project Manager.

Any other relevant information

  • The National Leather Collection is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • The project has a small budget for volunteer expenses, and may be able to refund the cost of bus tickets and public parking.

Oundle International Festival - Big Bach Walk steward

Project name - The Big Bach Walk. Read more here.

Organisation name - Oundle International Festival

Title of role - Steward

Main objectives - Organise and/or walk with anyone who chooses to accompany William Whitehead on the various stages of The Big Bach Walk from Towcester to Peterborough 4 – 13 July 2018

Tasks and activities - Assemble and supervise walkers joining the walk at various locations.
Walk the route sections with William Whitehead and anyone choosing to accompany him.
Give general information about the walk. Help transfer William Whitehead’s luggage between locations (if willing and able)

Reporting to Oundle International Festival 01832 274919, Rowan Riley 07710 447548, Kenneth Richardson 07713 487205

Location - Various locations between Towcester and Peterbrough, largely along the Nene Way. See www.oundlefestival.org.uk for full description of The Big Bach Walk and the route. Please discuss with organisers.

Work hours - Varied, timing details on website

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Ability to organise people in groups.
  • Cheerful demeanour.
  • Enjoy walking.

Training provided? - Briefings on the day will be given by festival organisations

Any other relevant information - Walking sections vary between 3 and 12 miles.

Anglian Waterways (Environment Agency) - Lock and marina volunteer

Organisation name

Environment Agency - Anglian Waterways

Title of role

Lock and marina volunteer

Main objective

Assist and encourage boaters and the general public to enjoy their waterways more

Tasks and activities:

Welcoming boaters at Northampton lock, assisting their passage, welcoming boaters at Northampton Marina and general assistance with keeping the site tidy and in good order.

Reporting to:

Rachael Brown (Cambridgeshire ACRE) 01353 865037 rachael.brown@cambsacre.org.uk

Location: Northampton Marina and lock

Work hours: Flexible hours

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Over 18 yrs of age
  • Reasonably fit
  • Good with people
  • Happy to be around water (don’t have to be able to swim)

 
Training provided?

  • Classroom training session plus site visit
  • On the job mentoring by site manager and river inspectors

Other information

Scheme is managed by Cambridgeshire ACRE on behalf of the Environment Agency Waterways Team. Volunteers will have EA uniform and ID badge and must not be in dispute with the EA. More information  on the website here: https://anglianwaterwaysvolunteerscheme.wordpress.com/

Nene Park Trust - Events volunteer

Organisation name

Nene Park Trust

Title of role

Events volunteer

Main objective

To assist the Nene Park Trust in delivering public events in Nene Park

Tasks and activities:

Support the Education and Activities Manager, Senior Education and Activities Officer and Education, Activities Officers and Activities Administrator in the delivery of public events.

Reporting to:

Melanie Church Melanie.Church@neneparktrust.org.uk

Location: Nene Park Trust, Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Work hours: Variable depending on events. Volunteers will be provided with a list of events and times when support would be welcomed and invited to sign up to attend as they wish.

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Excellent communication skills and enjoy engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness to learn about the Park and visitor offer
  • Willingness to undergo DBS check
  • Willingness to undergo other training e.g. disability awareness
  • Willingness to work in all weathers
  • Willingness to be First Aid trained
  • Ability to work as part of a team and unaccompanied
  • Reliability
  • Lots of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
     

Training provided?

We will provide

  • Uniform 
  • Safety information and equipment as required
  • Training
  • Support and mentoring from Park staff
     

Nene Park Trust - Visitor centre volunteer

Organisation name

Nene Park Trust

Title of role

Visitor centre volunteer

Main objective

To ensure that all visitors enjoy a great visit to the Park

Tasks and activities:

You may be involved with only some of the duties listed below based on your experience, skills and wishes. This will be discussed and agreed with Trust staff as part of the application and induction process.

  • Provide information and assistance to Park visitors
  • Promote and take bookings for events and activities
  • Operate the till and process card transactions
  • Issue mobility scooters to visitors
  • Replenish stock and information
  • Carry out visitor surveys
  • Carry out light cleaning duties to ensure that the Visitor Centre is clean and tidy
  • Record wildlife sightings
  • Liaise with the Community Ranger

Reporting to:

Clare Rayment clare.rayment@neneparktrust.org.uk

Location: Nene Park Trust, Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Work hours: We would welcome applications from everyone fulfilling the criteria and able to give on average 2-4 hours per week. Particularly during peak times e.g. weekends, school holidays and during the spring/summer season.

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Excellent communication skills and enjoy engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness to learn about the Park and visitor offer
  • Willingness to undergo DBS check
  • Willingness to undergo other training e.g. disability awareness
  • Willingness to work in all weathers
  • Willingness to be First Aid trained
  • Ability to work as part of a team and unaccompanied
  • Reliability
  • Lots of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
     

Training provided?

We will provide

  • Safety information and equipment as required
  • A full induction and training
  • Support and mentoring from Park staff
  • Opportunities to gain new skills and experience
  • Uniform

 

Nene Park Trust - Education volunteer

Organisation name

Nene Park Trust

Title of role

Education volunteer

Main objective

To assist the Nene Park Trust team in delivering educational activities in Nene Park

Tasks and activities:

  • Assist in preparing materials and equipment for use by visiting school groups.
  • Support the Education and Activities Manager, Senior Education and Activities Officer and Education and Activities Officer as they lead educational activities for visiting school groups

Reporting to:

Vicky Chambers Vicky.Chambers@neneparktrust.org.uk

Location: Nene Park Trust, Ham Farm House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

Work hours: School visits usually take place between 10:00am-2:30pm on week days.  Volunteers would be expected to be available from 9:15am on the day of a school visit to assist with preparing materials and equipment for the group.  Days worked can be by negotiation with the Senior Education and Activities Officer.

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Excellent communication skills and enjoy engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness to learn about the Park and visitor offer
  • Willingness to undergo DBS check
  • Willingness to undergo other training e.g. disability awareness
  • Willingness to work in all weathers
  • Willingness to be First Aid trained
  • Ability to work as part of a team and unaccompanied
  • Reliability
  • Lots of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
     

Training provided?

We will provide

  • Uniform 
  • Safety information and equipment as required
  • Training
  • Support and mentoring from Park staff

Delapre Abbey - Abbey host

Project name

Visitor Experience

Organisation name

Delapre Abbey

Title of role

Abbey Hosts

Main objectives

In this role, we are looking for people who are willing to:

  • Be based inside the Abbey or 18th Century Stable Block
  • Learn about the history of the building and its inhabitants
  • Talk to people if approached and answer questions
  • Contribute to team working across the Trust
  • Be physically fit and able to stand for certain periods of time

Tasks and activities:

  • Observing and manning a certain zone within Delapré Abbey
  • Speaking to visitors on Delapré’s history and answer any questions to the best of your ability
  • Engaging with the Abbey items and promoting the interactive nature of the site

Reporting to:

Barbara Brinklow – Visitor Welcome Supervisor visitorwelcome@delapreabbey.org

Faye Morrissey – Visitor Services Manager fmorrissey@delapreabbey.org

Location: Delapré Abbey – Fine Rooms, Medieval Zone, Nine Stories; Stable Block – 900 Years Exhibition

Work hours: 12.30pm – 5.00pm

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Experience of interacting with a wide range of people in a friendly, calm manner
  • Comfortable working in a team or an individual basis
  • Eager to expand personal knowledge

Training provided?

  • In House History Training
  • In House Abbey Host Training
  • In House Health and Safety/Manual Handling
  • In House Fire Safety

Any other relevant information

You will need to attend a “Welcome” day which will introduce you to Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, provide information on the role and meet some of our current volunteers.

This will be followed by your first volunteering session which will become your “induction” – including site tour and supervisor meet.

Delapre Abbey - Gardens volunteer

Organisation name: Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust

Title of role: Gardens Volunteer

Main objectives

In this role, we are looking for people who are willing to:

  • Develop and improve their basic gardening skills
  • Be part of a team
  • Be led and directed by a supervisor
  • Come in “mucky clothes” and want to get stuck into dirty tasks
  • Volunteer in varied weather and temperature conditions

Tasks and activities

Principle tasks involved:

  • Seasonal planting
  • Weeding
  • Replacing signage
  • Garden designing and maintenance

Reporting to

Barbara Brinklow – Visitor Welcome Supervisor visitorwelcome@delapreabbey.org

Faye Morrissey – Visitor Services Manager fmorrissey@delapreabbey.org

Location: Walled garden, outer gardens, Abbey environment

Work hours: Regular on a weekly basis; seasonally dependent

Skills/attributes/experience desired: The Trust is searching for people who already have a basic understanding of gardening, plants, and tools.

Training provided?

You will need to attend a “Welcome” day which will introduce you to Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, provide information on the role and meet some of our current volunteers. This will be followed by an initial discussion with the Community Engagement Team, and then your first volunteering session which will become your “induction” – including site tour and supervisor meet.

Delapre Abbey - Events volunteer

Organisation name: Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust

Title of role: Events Volunteers

Main objectives: 

In this role, we are looking for people who are willing to:

  • Help deliver and support events throughout the year
  • Be responsible for an event, activity or session
  • Be confident in talking to a variety of different people
  • Volunteer flexibly
  • Be a general helper at events or act as a main deliverer

Tasks and activities

  • Delivering events to varied audiences and target groups, such as specialist societies, businesses, or families
  • Creating friendly and informal events, as well as professional and specialised ones
  • Lifting, moving and storing furniture and equipment from one location to another
  • Helping with the set-up and pack-down
  • Being a guide and/or manning the car park areas

Reporting to: Amanda Nichols – Commercial Manager commercialmanager@delapreabbey.org

Location: Delapré Abbey

Work hours: Flexible; dependent on calendar of events

Skills/attributes/experience desired: We would like animated, friendly, organised people to help us form a group of event volunteers that can be relied upon.

Training provided?

  • In House Health and Safety
  • In House Manual Handling
  • In House Fire Safety

Any other relevant information

You will need to attend a “Welcome” day which will introduce you to Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, provide information on the role and meet some of our current volunteers. This will be followed by an initial discussion with the Community Engagement Team, and then your first volunteering session which will become your “induction” – including site tour and supervisor meet.