8th Dec, 2016

Learn more about being a volunteer at Ashmolean Museum open day

Joshua Godfrey 14th Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE ASHMOLEAN Museum in Broadway is hosting a volunteer’s fair where residents will be able to find out more about local volunteering opportunities.

The museum is opening its doors for the free event from 11am to 2pm on July 18 where residents will be able to look around the building, but also to learn about local volunteering opportunities including those at the museum itself.

There will be staff and volunteers with displays from Sue Ryder Charity Shop, the Gordon Russell Design Museum, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, and Snowshill Manor and Garden.

Representatives from Pershore Volunteer Centre will also be on hand to provide advice and guidance on volunteering and its benefits.

And volunteers and staff at the museum will offer free guided tours of the impressive venue.

Sarah Ganderton, Operations Assistant at the Ashmolean, said: “We are looking forward to the event – it will be a great opportunity for potential volunteers to learn about different local organisations and to meet their volunteers and staff.

“It will also be a great chance for visitors to see the museum, and enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

“Volunteers are essential to many museums and charities around the country, and our volunteers at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway are invaluable.

“Without their help, and enthusiasm we just wouldn’t be able to open to the public or to offer the friendly welcome and the regular tours that visitors enjoy.”