Education Volunteer for School Visits


Principle Tasks

To help with school visits to the Museum of Farnham.

To lead parts of the education sessions, where appropriate.

To interact with children and guide groups around the museum.

To demonstrate activities such as museum trails, observation games and basic crafts.

The purpose of this role

To enhance the learning experience of pupils and teachers.

To make the Museum more welcoming and accessible to visitors, particularly children and families.

To act as an interpreter of aspects of our collections in a friendly and engaging way.

Knowledge, skills and experience that would be helpful

The ability to take a supporting role within the museum learning team and be happy to 'dress up' in costume to deliver a variety of historical sessions.

A friendly attitude.

The ability to communicate with both children and their adult helpers.

Interest or enthusiasm for history and/or enthusing others’ interest in history.

Interest or experience in education and learning.

Experience of working with children is desirable.

Why volunteer?

The opportunity to develop new skills and gain experience of working in a museum setting.

The opportunity to meet new people and work as a member of a dedicated team.

We will provide induction training which will include Health and Safety, disability equality training and other appropriate specialist training.

Help the community.

Gain knowledge of Farnham and its past.

What we would expect from our volunteers

To support us in fulfilling the aims and objectives of The Museum of Farnham.

To help us to deliver a quality service to all our visitors.

To maintain a teamwork approach and to be flexible in your role.

Volunteers for this role are required to undergo a DBS check.

For more information about this role contact

Maria Minards – Learning and Participation Officer

01252 715094

Mission Statement

The Museum of Farnham is housed in Willmer House, a Grade I listed building with many original features and a delightful walled garden.

Here you can discover the tales of William Cobbett and George Sturt whilst marveling at the inventions of John Henry Knight. Over the years Farnham has been home to many artists and craftsmen and the Museum has a fine collection by local artists including Stephen Elmer, WH Allen, Harold Falkner and Sir John Verney, as well as Farnham Greenware.

Our local studies library is a treasure trove of information on Farnham which cannot be found anywhere else. We have maps, census data, parish records, electoral rolls, street directories, newspapers, a photographic archive and more.

The walled garden is a hidden treasure of Farnham, with a tranquil and serene feel year round. Our Garden Gallery is a popular venue and available for hire for parties, exhibitions, talks and much more.