Craft volunteer

Purpose of the Role

The main purpose of this important volunteer role is to assist our Learning and Engagement Manager to run craft activities throughout the year for our visitors at the Caves. Craft activities will generally run on the second weekend of each month, as well as during school holidays and half terms.

Tasks will include:

  • Helping to facilitate, set up, and pack away craft sessions at the Caves;
  • Creating a friendly and supportive environment to help children and young people learn;
  • Assisting with the delivery of craft sessions;
  • Attending training sessions;
  • Maintaining a high standard of customer service.

Time Commitment

Time commitment will be matched as far as possible to what would suit you and fits in with the opening hours of the Centre and other volunteers. The nature of this role means it is predominantly weekends and school holidays.

Skills

We are looking for volunteers with the following skills to fit with our charitable ethos and our team:

  • Outgoing and friendly;
  • Patient and understanding with customers;
  • To be able to work with people of all ages and backgrounds;
  • Team player;
  • A self-starter able to work on your own initiative;
  • Computer literate an advantage (but not essential);
  • Willing to ask for help when needed;
  • Good timekeeping and a strong commitment to honouring agreed volunteer time slots.

Training and Support

  • Induction to Margate Caves;
  • Training for the role, plus other training may be available to skills build;
  • Volunteer handbook;
  • Regular updates on the charity’s activities;
  • Support, advice and guidance from the Margate Caves Team;
  • Public Liability cover.

Benefits to Volunteering

  • Gain an understanding of running learning sessions for different audiences, from early years to post-16 groups;
  • The opportunity to develop new and existing skills and gain experience volunteering at a heritage site;
  • A chance to meet new people;
  • Being part of an exciting and interesting project;
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making an important contribution to the work of the Margate Caves Trust;
  • Celebration events;
  • References on request;
  • Discount in the shop;
  • Travel expenses.