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London Museum of Water and Steam - Gardening

Details of the Charity:

Based in the historic buildings of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, the London Museum of Water & Steam tells the story of London's water supply, the site, its people and the amazing pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

As well as housing the world’s largest collection of stationary steam pumping engines, the Museum is also home to a narrow-gauge steam locomotive and a Waterworks Gallery that traces the development of London’s clean water supply. The Museum offers a fun and educational day out for families and steam enthusiasts alike.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Site Maintenance Assistants help to ensure that the museum and its grounds are welcoming, well presented and safe for all.

Tasks may include

  • Basic gardening e.g., grass cutting, pruning, weeding.
  • Seasonal tasks e.g., gutter clearing, leaf collecting, drain clearing.
  • High level cleaning.
  • Welcoming visitors to the site and offering assistance as required.

Time Commitment: Thursdays to Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM.

We welcome volunteers to give as much time as they have available and they can book a half day or full day shift, depending on the time that they have available.

Skills Required:

  • Is interested in the care and maintenance of an historic building and waterworks site.
  • Has a friendly and open attitude, willing to get involved and learn a range of new skills.
  • A willingness to get stuck in and to make a difference, helping the museum to achieve the standards we aspire to.
  • An interest in gardening or historical buildings
  • A willingness to carry out tasks independently and as part of a team.

Additional Benefits:

  • 20 percent off at retail store, free training onsite.
  • Volunteering Hours to go towards the Brunel Volunteers Awards

  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
  • Would you like to sign-up for a weekly volunteering Newsletter?