Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved in the work of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums? Do you think that you can use your skills and interests to make a difference in the work that we do?
Learn new skills, meet new people and become part of the organisation through volunteer positions at our venues.
There are lots of reasons why you may want to volunteer with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. These are just some of them:
Strengthen your CV
Develop your skills and your CV with some volunteering. Many of our volunteers have found that through their time with us, they have learnt skills and grown confidence that has helped them to gain employment. Although none of our placements have turned directly into paid employment, a number of our volunteers have gone on to gain employment with us at a later date.
Make new friends
Meet like-minded people through a volunteer placement with us.
We will cover all transport costs both to and from your volunteer placement and any trips that you need to make as part of the job. This can either be the cost of public transport or car mileage.
All volunteers are entitled to a staff discount at TWAM cafes and shops.
We are sorry but we do not cover the cost of childcare.
Our volunteers are currently involved in a range of activities, including:
- Being the welcoming face of our venues: by working on the information desks to meet and greet visitors.
- Volunteering in the stores and helping to catalogue our extensive collections.
- Volunteering with the learning teams to help facilitate exhibitions and explain exhibits to visitors.
- Bringing our rail heritage alive by helping with the day to day running of Stephenson Railway Museum.
- Stewarding or assisting with the organisation of special events.
Volunteering with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is very flexible and we appreciate the time that volunteers give to us: whether long or short term. Volunteers can offer anything from a day a month right through to full time support. We also offer some student placements for set periods of time.
Date Added: September 2013
Role: Events Stewards for Stephenson Railways Museum 'Santa Specials'
Every year Stephenson Railway Museum hosts Christmassy weekends, where children can ride a train with Santa. We need volunteers to help make these events exciting and memorable! We are looking for a small group of volunteers to help out with the Santa Specials at some or all of these dates:
Tasks will include greeting visitors, getting the children's information before they meet Santa, crowd control, and helping Santa to give out presents.
You will have a brief induction and tour on the day and you will be able to shadow a more experienced front of house team member if you'd like.
If you think you'd be free on one, two or all of these dates please get in touch! Even if you can only do one day it will be greatly appreciated. We will be filling this role on a first come first served basis.
Date Added: May 2013
Role Title: Visitor Research Volunteer
The Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums communications team is responsible for the marketing, PR and visitor research in all 12 of our venues.
The team require a group of volunteers to support them in carrying out visitor research in all venues. Hours are flexible and we'd require as little as between half a day and 3 days volunteering in each of the following months - May, August, November, and February. We require volunteers to do both weekdays and weekends.
This role would be best if you were IT literate as the survey results will eventually be entered into a computer. Involvement in this part of the role is optional! Volunteers should be friendly, approachable, and confident in talking to people and gathering surveys. Basic training will be provided and this could be a good opportunity if you want to gain confidence or learn some research skills.
We are always interested in people to get involved with this role, so whatever the time of year, please get in touch!
How to Apply
If you would like to apply for any of the above roles please contact the Volunteer Team stating which role(s) you are interested in Volunteering@twmuseums.org.uk Discovery Museum, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA.
If your volunteer role requires you to work directly with children, young people or vulnerable adults, we will need you to apply for a Criminal Records Bureau Standard Disclosure Certificate. Details on how to do this will be provided.
Opportunities Elsewhere in the North East
Please note that the opportunities below are not co-ordinated by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. If you are interested, please use the contact details provided with each opportunity.
There are no external opportunities at present. Please try again later!_______________________________________________________________________