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
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