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Museum Mentor/Helper

South Wales Miners Museum

Pelenna, Neath Port Talbot

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About South Wales Miners Museum

TO OPERATE A MUSEUM DEPICTING THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF MINING WITHIN SOUTH WALES AND THE ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES. TO FURTHER EDUCATION IN RELATION TO MINING HERITAGE.

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]Management and Committee Work, Disability and Health, Befriending, Legal Work, Mental Health


The role of the mentor will be to assist with our disadvantaged volunteers and support them as they complete general administrative tasks and to help gain new confidence and experience in administrative and museum duties. Aim of volunteering role: The role of the mentor will be to assist with our disadvantaged volunteers and support them as they complete general administrative tasks and to help gain new confidence and experience in administrative and museum duties. Tasks: 1. To assist the individual in all administrative duties and to encourage further development and involvement within all areas of the museum. This may include working with other disadvantaged volunteers who are seeking to improve their experience and confidence. 2. To help present new skills and to take an active interest within the museum and its day to day running. 3. To suggest new experiences and jobs for the individual which might be appropriate with encouraging active involvement.


Checklist:

/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ May have opportunity to use Welsh language whilst volunteering

/ Group activity

/ Required to use own vehicle insurance



Premises type: Office based but can involve some community involvement


Public transport: There is a bus that stops outside the museum every hour.

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Is this role flexible? Currently we would like to the individual to be available on Wednesday mornings. But individual can do additional hours if they choose too.


Min hours expected per week: 2 hours


Min period of commitment:

Requirements: Skills required: 1. Interest in and ability to engage with children on educational projects and activities 2. A good communicator, a sense of humour, flexibility and a team player. 3. Enthusiasm for the museum and keen to help individuals progress 4. The ability to work with people with different abilities and background. Benefits offered: 1. Working in an area you may want to pursue for a future career 2. Additional, optional ‘in house’ training on a variety of topics 3. Paid Travel Expenses ( if funding is available) 4. Volunteer recognition events, e.g. Christmas and other holidays.


Support offered:

/ Induction/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying


Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers


Training provided: Training will be provided on request. All new volunteers will receive an induction.

Age requirements: 18+


Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

Selection details: The museum requires two references to volunteer with the museum.


"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport

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