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Offered by:
National Trust - The Workhouse Southwell
Location(s): Outside of Nottingham City
Address where volunteering takes place: Upton Road Southwell NG25 0PT  

How many places are on offer?

No Set Limit

Purpose of Role:

If only these walls could talk! That’s why our guides make such a difference welcoming, engaging and inspiring our supporters, sharing their passion and helping visitors to understand The Workhouse and telling its stories - past, present and future.

Role Description:

By getting involved, you could:

* Get to know The Workhouse and Firbeck Infirmary and learn its secrets
* Use your people skills to welcome and inspire visitors from all over the world
* Be part of a varied and enthusiastic team and make new friends
* Spend time in rooms brimming with history

What's involved?

* Be familiar with and follow the National Trust's strategy, values and behaviours, internal policies and training programmes
* Welcome every visitor, you never know who might walk through our doors with a new workhouse story
* Learn more about The Workhouse and Firbeck Infirmary, so you can share all its special stories
* Help visitors to discover more, making suggestions so they can enjoy their day, their way
* Help if people ask, and thinking about the needs of all visitors, including people with disabilities and families
* Help visitors understand why we need to take care of special places and, if needs be, raising any concerns you have with staff
* Get to know health and safety and evacuation procedures
* There might be some other activities that are of interest to you, that we could use your help with.

We’ll help you get to know Room Guiding at The Workhouse, how you can help and how you will work with the rest of the team with induction and training.

We’ll also cover agreed costs of your travel between home and The Workhouse site.

Skills and Qualifications:

This role will suit you if you are...

* Full of enthusiasm, hoping to inspire visitors of all ages and backgrounds

* Someone who loves being around people - you’ll meet a lot each day!

* Interested in The Workhouse and Firbeck Infirmary - you don’t need to know everything, but as a room guide you’ll pick up lots of facts and figures and stories along the way

* Available at least once a fortnight

A good memory for facts and figures

When required:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

Age 10 to 90 (Under 18 with parental consent)

Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
Disability restrictions:

Ramps to the ground floor, lift in Firbeck House

How long before volunteer can expect a response?
How long to complete training and recruitment?
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? No

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