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Turner House - Learning Assistant Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

Turner’s House Trust is committed to extending access to the house and engaging visitors with both the heritage of the site and the story of JMW Turner himself. We aim to illustrate his relationship to the local area which influenced many of his paintings. The House also offers a high quality programme of learning and participation activities for people of all ages.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

The purpose of the role:

  • Provide high quality, informative and accessible engagement with primary and/or secondary school pupils and their teachers
  • Supporting the development of visitors' understanding and appreciation of the arts through engagement with Sandycombe Lodge
  • Provide high quality, friendly and accessible engagement with families and with children of all ages
  • Act as an ambassador for Turner's House Trust in local schools

What volunteers would be doing:

  • Support Learning Officer during the planning of the programme
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of school workshops and outreach activities
  • Assist in the set-up and clearing of learning workshops
  • Assist in the planning, preparation, and delivery of family activities at weekends and during the school holidays
  • Deliver some aspects of the programme

Commitment Flexible, (mainly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, school holidays and some weekends)

Skills Required:

Skills Required:

  • Interest in heritage, art and/or architecture
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Friendly and proactive personality
  • Reliability
  • Experience working with children/young people is desirable but not required

Additional Benefits:

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Opportunity to develop new and existing skills
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • A programme of cultural trips and social events
  • 10% shop discount and free entrance throughout the year
  • Contribute to the valuable work of making Turner's House available to the public and developing interest in heritage in Twickenham
  • Gain experience working in the heritage industry
  • Volunteering Hours to go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
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