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Museum guides volunteers required in Derby

Museum guides volunteers required in Derby


We have a dozen or so volunteers who help out as museum guides already but we need more! You'll need to commit to volunteering at least one Saturday a month.

You'll need to have a passion for retro computing and/or games, and you'll be able to have great chats with fellow volunteers and visitors about all things retro computing and gaming!

Museum guides will need to:-

  • Attend 9.30am to 4.30pm on Saturdays you have volunteed for (we're open 10am to 4pm)
  • Answer questions from the public
  • Greet visitors and say "hello"
  • Take entry fees or check pre-booked tickets (if you're on reception)
  • Keep an eye on visitors from a security point of view
  • Help vacuum / clean / tidy at the end of the day
  • Report issues with exhibits not working to the senior volunteer on duty

Museum guides volunteers required in Derby

Essential qualities and requirements

  • Aged 16+
  • Interested in retro computing and/or games
  • Happy to volunteer Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm, and at least once a month (preferably twice a month)
  • Only half day availability? If you can only volunteer half days we may be able to accomodate this and but we need to know in advance and can't offer any hours less than this. So if you can only volunteer 1 or 2 hours a week we won't be able to accomodate you unfortunately.
  • Comfortable with speaking to the public (introverts and extroverts both welcome, and we'll do our best to help support you if you have autism, anxiety or ADHD)
  • Able to pass a basic DBS check (see below)
  • Reliable, and you'll do the shifts you say you'll do
  • Make sure to let our volunteer manager (Nathan) your availability on a regular basis

What is in it for you

  • A "feel good feeling" for helping a charity and volunteer run organisation
  • Free t-shirt
  • 20% discounts on birthday parties and private hire
  • 20% discount in gift shop
  • Monthly volunteer meets / socials in the pub and a chit chat with like minded people!
  • Free entry for you and a plus 1 (so long as you volunteer twice a month)
  • Attend cool events we do like Notts Video Games Expo, Bustler, etc
  • Your basic DBS check fee refunded (after you’ve worked 4 shifts)

Museum guides volunteers required in Derby

Autism, ADHD and anxiety friendly

Some of our volunteers have autism, anxiety disorders, and/or ADHD themselves. We also partner with Horizons SEN Sixth Form (special educational needs). So whilst we definitely can not profess to being experts with these conditions (we're not doctors), we understand more than most and will always do our best where possible to accomodate you.

We have also had young volunteers with autism and/or ADHD or anxiety issues join us and really evolve and come out of their shell, and build up people skills since joining us.

Please note you will be working with the public.

DBS check required

This costs £18 but we will refund this to you after you have volunteered 4 shifts

You will need to complete this before volunteering. It's easy to do and you can do it online.

Museum guides volunteers required in Derby

How to apply

Application forms

Please download one of the below application forms and then email it back to us.

Please excuse the formality; we just need to know what experience you have, how you can help, etc. The application forms also explain what we require etc. Thank you in advance!!

Email completed application forms

Once you've completed your application form please email it our volunteer manager, Nathan:-

Volunteer contract / DBS check

If you are approved as a volunteer (once you've applied above) you will need to:-

  1. Complete a DBS check. You can do this online and it costs £18.
    This will be refunded to you after you have volunteered 4 shifts
  2. Sign a volunteer contract.
    Download this here

No potential volunteers are officially enrolled as volunteers until their application is approved, their DBS is complete, and their contract is signed.

Supported and sponsored by...

GOLD SPONSORS and supporters...

Antiques Boutique
Michael Key MOT & Servicing Long Eaton
Horizons Sixth Form
Community Action Derby
Electronics Club
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3-4 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3FJ


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