Find out more about volunteering at Museum of Oxford

Published: Friday, 2nd February 2018

The team behind the Museum of Oxford are hosting two free information sessions for members for the public to learn how they can get involved in volunteering.

The sessions, taking place on Monday 5 February, and Tuesday 6 February invites those interested in volunteering to attend two free information talks:

  • Find out more about volunteering: Monday 5 February, 10.30am-12.30pm, at the Heritage Learning Centre
     
  • Young Innovators open meeting: Tuesday 6 February, 6.00pm-7.30pm, at the Old Museum

The sessions will explore how the public can get involved in volunteering and will feature talks from staff and volunteers, as well as a tour and a chance to ask questions.

The Young Innovators open meeting invites 16-25 year olds who are interested in using their skills to assist in the planning projects and events at the Museum of Oxford. Previously the group have planned live music nights, Halloween evenings, and a family-friendly event examining archaeological finds during the redevelopment of the Westgate shopping centre.

Earlier this month Museum of Oxford introduced Volunteer Makers, a flexible volunteering scheme introducing a new way to volunteer digitally. 

In September 2017, the Museum of Oxford as a part of the City Council’s Community Services team received the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard accreditation. The accreditation recognises the team as having best practice of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers. 

Councillor Dee Sinclair, Board Member for Culture and Communities said: “Volunteering can be an extremely valuable use of your time which benefits the community. You don’t need to have a background in cultural heritage, just a passion. We are extremely proud of everyone who volunteers for the Museum of Oxford, whether that is an hour each week or more.”

If you are interested in attending either the ‘Find out more about volunteering’ event, or ‘Young Innovators’ open meeting please email [email protected].