We are always looking for new volunteers to help with the work of the Society. Whatever your background and interest, there is sure to be something you can contribute. But there are also some specific areas where we urgently need help. Even if you are already volunteering in one capacity, maybe there is something here you’ll be interested in. In all cases volunteers can expect full instruction and support and any necessary training. Many of these roles can be mainly done from home.
Museum Stewards, to staff the front desk of the Ventnor Heritage Centre for one or more 3-hour shifts a week, greeting visitors, handling sales and answering questions. (As we will be closed for the winter, new Stewards will start doing shifts in April next year).
Newsletter Editor, to publish a newsletter three or four times a year for the members of Ventnor and District Local History Society.
Events Manager, to look at the whole topic of how to offer meetings, talks and lectures to the public and to members of Ventnor and District Local History Society, to suggest ways forward for meetings, whether in traditional form in person, online or a combination of the two, and ultimately to design speaker/meeting programmes.
Events Set-Up and Logistics, to work with Events Manager running individual meetings and talks on local history and other aspects of interest to members of Ventnor and District Local History Society.
Publicity, to work alongside Marketing to promote the events and new publications of the Ventnor and District Local History Society and to report on members’ meetings, through posters, press releases etc.
Assistant to Society Treasurer, to help with the accounting and financial administration of the Ventnor and District Local History Society..
Assistant to Society Secretary, to help the Secretary with the administration of Ventnor and District Local History Society, ‘shadowing’ the Secretary and offering occasional cover..
If you are interested in helping out, or would like further details about any of these roles, please contact Linda Chester, our Volunteer Co-ordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.