Volunteer opportunity description

London Canal Museum is dedicated to promoting public awareness and knowledge of London Waterways. Our museum is an independent museum and completely run by volunteers.

Are you interested in heritage, history or London's waterways? Or looking to learn more?

Would you like the opportunity to meet new people, keep active, and share your enthusiasm for the history and waterways of London with thousands of visitors a year?

Would you like to develop your skills in customer service, team work, communication and other key workplace skills?

Or perhaps you'd like experience of working in the tourism or heritage sectors, engaging with visitors and exhibitions?

You'll be able to gain all of this and more by volunteering at London Canal Museum. London Canal Museum is dedicated to promoting public awareness and knowledge of London Waterways. Our museum is an independent museum and completely run by volunteers. 

Our Front of House volunteers welcome visitors, look after the museum building and bring the stories of London's canals and the people who worked on them alive to make visiting the museum a memorable experience for all ages.

​If you are outgoing, proactive and reliable and can spare one regular day (9.45am-4.45pm) a fortnight for at least 6 months, we would love to hear from you. We are open Tuesday to Sunday.

We provide lunch and travel expenses, as well as volunteer socials, discounted entry to the museum and its events, and induction and training.

Our museum is accessible to individuals who have limited mobility and we are very happy to make all reasonable adjustments to ensure that someone can volunteer with us. We enthusiastically welcome volunteers from all backgrounds.

Requirements

  • Outgoing – happy to walk up to a visitor and start a conversation with them!
  • A good standard of written and spoken English
  • Basic numeracy and IT knowledge
  • Proactive and positive nature, an interest in providing an excellent visitor experience
  • Reliable, well-presented, friendly and polite
  • Comfortable working as part of a team; supporting and listening to other volunteers
An interest in canals, history or museums is a plus, but by no means essential!

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times

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Volunteer opportunity location(s)

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About the organisation

London Canal Museum

Contact:
Alex White
Volunteering and Training Manager
Organisation’s website:
http://www.canalmuseum.org...
Volunteer opportunity website:
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