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Garden Entrance Visitor Engagement Volunteer (Bell Gate) - Stowe Gardens

Posted for National Trust - Stowe Gardens

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Based at Bell Gate Lodge, this role will be a vital part of visitor’s introduction to the gardens. Flexible shifts for 1 day a week, you’ll set the scene through sharing information about the location and signposting visitors to different areas of the garden. By getting involved, you could • • Spend time in the outdoors • • Interact with many people from a wide range of backgrounds • • Understand the variety of things Stowe has to offer • • Support visitors to access this beautiful place What's involved? • • Being based at Bell Gate (the entrance to the gardens) • • Talk to visitors – helping them plan their day and giving them a nice goodbye • • Share stories about Stowe • • Collecting feedback from visitors • • Telling people about tours and times.   Extra information • You will be helped to get to know Stowe, how you can help and how you will work with the rest of the team, with induction and training • Equipment to help you do this role well and safely will be provided. 

Skills

This role will suit you if you are...Confident and able to adapt your approach to different audiences and their varying needs, are approachable, a good communicator with storytelling potential, and are willing to learn and try new things.

It is helpful for you to understand the importance of evaluation, and if you are able to approach visitors in a non-confrontational style, treating them as welcomed guests.

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Interests

  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment

Activities

  • Creativity

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    over 18s only
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    agreed costs of travel between your home and Stowe
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

We are ideally looking for a volunteer to give 1 day per week, and are flexible on which day with both weekdays and weekends available.

Location

Stowe Landscape Gardens
Buckingham
Northamptonshire
MK18 5EQ

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