Opportunity: Volunteering at The Industrial Museum

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Organisation Name: Calderdale Industrial Museum
manager@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk
Phone: 01422 384 721
Cause/Interest: Art and culture, Environment and conservation, Heritage, Museums and libraries
Listing End Date:
Skill Required: Interpersonal skills, Teamwork
Type Of Activity: Advice information and support, Catering, Events and stewarding, Fundraising, General and helping, Retail and charity shops, Trusteeship and committees
Additional/Specific Suitability: Young People (16-25), Doing with a friend, Older People, University students, Those looking for work
Age/Gender Restrictions:
Directions: https://maps.google.com/maps/dir//Calderdale+Industrial+Museum+Square+Rd+Halifax+HX1+1QG/@53.722234,-1.8561389,16z/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x487bdd55f9875843:0xa1596b9055333ca4
Geographical Area(s): Halifax Town Centre
Opportunity Type: Location
Requirements And Benefits: Volunteer
The museum is run almost entirely by a team of around 70 volunteers. They are responsible for all aspects of maintaining, restoring and and improving the museum and are managed by 11 elected volunteer directors. The directors are responsible for leading the rest of the volunteers in everything from the management of the collections and the mounting of exhibitions right through to building work, marketing and education. There is something suitable for everyone to get involved with, no matter what your skill set or interest is. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends and become part of an enthusiastic and dedicated community. The volunteers organise regular days out and social event,
We hold weekly volunteer work days Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, and are also open every Saturday, with volunteers responsible for showing visitors around the museum, and running the cafe and shop.
Skill Required: Interpersonal skills, Teamwork
Skills To Gain: Interpersonal skills, Leadership, Practical
Times For The Opportunity: Any, Saturday AM, Saturday PM
Volunteer Commitment: Long term (Commitment of at least 6 months expected)
What Could Someone Gain From This Role?: As a regular volunteer, you will also receive a “Pink Pass”. The Pink Passes are produced by Museum Development Yorkshire, and are part of their Museum Volunteer Pass scheme. This is a mutually beneficial partnership between participating museums and entitles volunteers to gain various benefits such as free entry and/or additional benefits to other participating museums in the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humberside regions