Saturday, 25 August 2012

Volunteering at Avebury Manor

Volunteer Coordinator - Chris Penny, engaged in one of his many talents, this time as Head Chef.

Volunteers enjoying a recent barbeque, mmmm.

Volunteers from the Saturday crew

Volunteering at Avebury Manor is great fun and can be very rewarding. If you’re the sort of person who enjoys interacting with the public and are not afraid of being centre stage, as is often the case when imparting your knowledge about the Manor’s history, the BBC project or the neolithic Avebury complex, then this could be just the job for you.

You will be invited to attend an informal interview with Volunteer Coordinator - Chris Penny, who will discuss with you what is expected from a Trust volunteer, where you think you would most like to work (there are various placements at Avebury, not just in the Manor) and times you are available to work.

Whatever you decide, you will be ‘buddied’ by an experienced volunteer or member of staff until such time you feel happy to go it alone. Should you decide to work in the Manor as many do, then you will be given a manual containing useful information about each of the rooms created by the BBC project and a brief history of Avebury Manor.

From time to time you will be asked to attend training courses, meetings and social events. You don’t have to of course but they are designed to help you improve the visitor experience, air your suggestions and meet with fellow volunteers.

After 50 hours work you will be issued (at the Trust’s discretion) with a Volunteers pass card which will entitle you to the following National Trust benefits: Free entry to all Trust properties, free parking in designate Trust car parks, 20% off all goods in Trust shops, 20% off in Trust restaurants, tea rooms etc.

To arrange an interview, call 01672 538015 and ask for Chris Penny.

Volunteering at Avebury

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