For more information about volunteering, or if you have any questions, please email: volunteers@alumni.cam.ac.uk

Reference No V6
Title Public Engagement 
Role Profile  
Summary Gain experience and confidence interacting with the public by volunteering at one of our events or festivals, the Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge Festival of Ideas or the Open Cambridge weekend.  We could not put on events of this scale without the help of hundreds of volunteers who donate their time, energy and expertise.  If you would like to volunteer as a steward please visit: https://www.cam.ac.uk/public-engagement/information-for-staff-and-studen...
Closing date On-going until further notice 
Contact publicengagement@admin.cam.ac.uk
Website https://www.cam.ac.uk/public-engagement/information-for-staff-and-students/volunteer-with-us

 

Reference No V7
Title Volunteer at Degree Ceremonies
Role Profile V7 -Degree Ceremony Volunteer - Role Profile 2016
Summary University of Cambridge degree ceremonies take place in the Senate-House throughout the year from October to July. Elements of the ceremony have their origin amongst the earliest customs of the University some eight hundred years ago. For the events to run smoothly, volunteers are required  - help to make someone's day extra special.
Closing date On-going until further notice 
Contact volunteers@alumni.cam.ac.uk
Website https://www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/get-involved/volunteering

 

Reference No V14
Title Events Volunteer - Museum of Classical Archaeology
Role Profile V14 - Museum of Classical Archaeology
Summary The Museum of Classical Archaeology are looking for a team of volunteers who can assist with the preparation, advertising and running of the programme of events
Closing date On-going until further notice 
Contact Jennie Thornber 01223 767044
Website https://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/get-involved

 

Reference No V25
Title Data Entry Volunteer
Role Profile V25 - Data Entry Volunteer
Summary

Entering names and dates into a database

Closing date On-going until further notice 
Contact archivist@joh.cam.ac.uk
Website  

 

Reference No V26
Title Operations Volunteer
Role Profile V26 - Operations Volunteer
Summary

We need several volunteers who can assist our new residents to find their way around the North West Cambridge development, help to direct them to their accommodation, show them where to find shops and facilities, and to offer a welcome drink.

Closing date On-going until further notice 
Contact nb200@cam.ac.uk
Website  

 

Reference No

V39

Title

Curiosities at the Bedside Volunteer, The Fitzwilliam Museum

Role Profile V39 - Curiosities at the Bedside Volunteer, The Fitzwilliam Museum
Summary

Curiosities at the Bedside aims to enhance the wellbeing of people undertaking dialysis through engagement with and conversations inspired by museum objects. Established in partnership with the Dialysis Team at Addenbrookes Hospital, the initiative is being led by the Inclusion Team at the Fitzwilliam Museum and takes place monthly.
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in sharing highlights from the Fitzwilliam Museum Collections from December 2017. This project will run initially for a six month period. Your role will be to facilitate regular visits to the Dialysis Unit during which you will share stories about collection items fostering conversations and enabling personal connections to be made. You will supporting this project and enhancing the experience of the people with dialysis; key to the role is an empathy to the needs of people who are unwell and a willingness to engage with them through a person-centred approach.

Closing date

27/10/2017

Contact opendoor@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Website  

 

Reference No

V41

Title

Degas Exhibition Surveying Volunteer, The Fitzwilliam Museum

Role Profile V41 - Degas Exhibition Surveying Volunteer, The Fitzwilliam Museum
Summary

Understanding our audiences is integral to enhancing access to the museums and collections. This audience research allows us to get to know who our visitors are, where they come from, and what their motivations for visiting are. We can also learn more about who is not currently visiting the museums. The data in turn provides the structure and direction for future work and allows the Fitzwilliam Museum to respond to what our visitors want and how to attract new audiences. From 14 – 19 November & 28 November – 3 December 2017, the Fitzwilliam Museum would like to conduct exit interviews with museum visitors. We require surveys to be taken Tuesday to Sunday, with morning or afternoon shifts available every day. We are looking for volunteers to deliver the interviews in an engaging, positive and meaningful way.

Closing date

27/10/2017

Contact opendoor@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Website  

 

Reference No

V42

Title

Cambridge Connect Coordinator

Role Profile V42 - Cambridge Connect Coordinator
Summary

The Newcomers and visiting scholars (NVS - http://www.nvs.admin.cam.ac.uk/) is an organization funded by the University of Cambridge that welcomes all those who are new or attached in some way to the University of Cambridge.  Cambridge connect is part of the NVS activties and whose main aim is to tackle practical issues that face newcomers in Cambridge by connecting with careers, volunteering work and finding success in a new country. It provides  information on how to work in the voluntary sector and  how to go about applying for work.  We are currently looking to recruit a new Cambridge Connect Coordinator whose main functions entail:
• Meeting professionals within the academic and business sector (Cambridge incubator, EPOC) and prospect for volunteer and paid opportunities.
• Welcoming newcomers to Cambridge.
• Linking OPdA’s agenda with Cambridge Connect.
• Chairing 3 meetings per term at the OPdA Mill Lane office and the other sites when necessary.
• Liaising with the current Cambridge Connect coordinator for NVS.
• Attending NVS Tuesday coffee mornings on a regular basis.
• Communication: create and feed a blog + Facebook page.
• Provide feedback and make suggestions to improve the members’ CV’s.
• An Interest in HR and personal experience of multiple relocation would be beneficial.
• Ability to resolve problems, show good judgment, exercise confidentiality and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Closing date

15/11/2017

Contact debbie.nel-williamson@admin.cam.ac.uk
Website https://www.opda.cam.ac.uk/aboutus/volunteers

 

Reference No
V43
Title Visitor Observer, The Fitzwilliam Museum
Role profile
Summary

The Fitzwilliam Museum has a responsibility to protect and preserve the collections under its care for as long as possible.  In order to this, we need to understand how best to protect collections on display, while still making them accessible to visitors and without hindering visitors’ enjoyment.  To understand how effective the methods we use to deter touching (e.g. barriers, ‘Do Not Touch’ signs), we would like to undertake a research project.  This project will involve collating opinions from visitors and staff, as well as observing visitor behaviour in the galleries.

Volunteer tasks

• Observe the behaviour of visitors around objects, and record the amount of times they touch objects.

Closing date
Contact
Website
Reference No
V44
Title Front of House Volunteer, The Scott Polar Museum
Role profile
Summary

For many visitors to the Polar Museum the first thing they see is a smile and a welcome from one of our brilliantly enthusiastic front of house volunteers. Our volunteers come from all sorts of backgrounds, often with a pre-existing interest in the polar regions, although those that had little or no prior knowledge soon built up a surprising stock of facts about history at the poles as well as the work that the Scott Polar Research Institute is doing today.

Volunteers are vital to the life of the Polar Museum. Their dedication and generosity make it possible for us to open our doors and share the wonderful collections we hold with thousands of visitors every year.

Volunteer tasks

Our front of house volunteers typically spend one three-hour shift with us every two weeks. Some volunteers fill gaps in the rota, which is shared regularly, others fill a regular shift either one every two weeks or, in some cases, once every four weeks.

Our volunteers meet and greet our visitors, share information about any special events that are taking place in the museum, and take payments when our visitors buy items in the shop. 

Closing date
Contact
Website
Reference No
V45
Title Twilight at the Museums Volunteer, University of Cambridge Museums
Role profile
Summary

We need you! We are looking for enthusiastic, welcoming volunteers to help with the University of Cambridge Museums’ Twilight at the Museums on the evening of Tuesday 13 February 2018, 4.30 – 7.30pm.  

Closing date
Contact
Website
Reference No
V47
Title Volunteer at the Museum of Zoology
Role profile
Summary

The Museum of Zoology is reopening in March. Come and join our team as a Visitor Engagement volunteer.

We are hoping to make the Museum as accessible and friendly as possible. We are looking for volunteers who are excited to take on a public facing role. Prior knowledge of the museum or the collections is not a necessity, we want volunteers who are enthusiastic and willing to learn.

Why the Museum of Zoology needs volunteers

•             Visitor Engagement Volunteers provide a friendly welcome and interact with visitors. They supply information about the exhibitions and displays, and answer questions from visitors or direct them to members of staff who can.

•             Volunteers help make the museum accessible by providing tours and assisting visits.

•             Visitor Engagement Volunteers play a valuable role in maintaining museum security during opening hours by supervising visitors in the galleries, and supporting the front desk staff.

About Visitor Engagement

Being a visitor engagement volunteer is all about helping people make the most out of our museum. You will be acting as the face of the museum so we’d like you to welcome visitors and be aware of their needs.

Volunteer tasks

•             Provide a warm welcome to visitors

•             Interact with visitors in a helpful manner

•             Act as a guide to the museum

•             Support visitors using interactive displays and museum handouts

•             Supervise handling sessions

•             Help with museum special events

•             Maintain security in gallery spaces and follow health and safety procedures

•             Support other volunteers with extra needs

If you'd like to find out more and apply please contact zoovol@hermes.cam.ac.uk or call 01223 765410

The closing date is the 29th of May. Although we are hoping to get some volunteers in place before then.

 

Thanks,

Kayleigh Boyle

 

Museum Volunteer Coordinator

Museum of Zoology

Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3EJ

Tel: 01223 765410

www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk

Closing date
29th May 2018
Contact
Kayleigh Boyle
Website
Reference No
V48
Title Volunteer at ICE Summer Festival
Role profile
Summary

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) invites volunteers to steward at its annual Summer Festival - a programme of cultural, culinary and educational events which takes place between June and September at Madingley Hall. Volunteers are required for a variety of roles, including assisting at the welcome desk, car parking, showing visitors to performance venues, and general stewarding. This is an opportunity to meet with our students and visitors and experience a wide variety of events and performances, including open-air theatre and cinema, all within the beautiful Madingley Hall site.

Closing date: Ongoing until September 2018

Closing date
September 2018
Contact
Zara Kuckelhaus
Website
Reference No
V49
Title Kettle's Yard Committee Member Vacancies
Role profile
Summary

We are seeking talented individuals who are passionate about the visual arts and/or music to join the Kettle’s Yard Committee (board of trustees) or the Music Committee in a voluntary position. It is an exceptionally exciting time to be joining Kettle’s Yard in a governance role.

We re-opened in February 2018 after a major building project to widespread acclaim. We are now developing strategies and policies to ensure Kettle’s Yard can sustain an ambitious and inclusive future programme. Kettle’s Yard receives regular support from the University of Cambridge and Arts Council England and is a charity. Vital to our sustainability and success is our ability to raise funds from a wide range of other sources, including trusts and foundations, individual donors and earned income.


We are seeking new Committee members who can bring experience, expertise and networks in one or some of the following areas: arts in schools and communities, Business, Enterprise and Music. We are also seeking a visual artist to be a member of the Committee.


The Kettle’s Yard Committee meets four times a year. Typically meetings are held on Tuesdays between 4pm and 6pm at Kettle’s Yard, in January, April / May, July and October. Committee members are expected to attend the four regular meetings and to also be active in attending exhibition previews and other events at Kettle’s Yard. Committee members may be asked to join a sub-committee or attend occasional one off meetings. Please see our mission, purpose and values.


The Music Committee (which reports to Kettle’s Yard Committee) meets twice a year and is responsible for reviewing and approving proposed programmes of music at Kettle’s Yard and for monitoring and receiving updates on the music budget.
Committee members are unpaid, but members may claim travelling expenses to attend meetings.


We have the following:
Four vacancies on the Kettle’s Yard Committee*
Two vacancies on the Music Committee.
*One of the four vacancies must be filled by an applicant who either holds a masters degree from The University of Cambridge or is a member of the University’s Regent House.
 

Closing date
20 June 2018
Contact
Natalie
Website