Volunteering opportunity

Costumed Interpretation Volunteer

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SS Great Britain Volunteering
on 27th September 2019
 

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Location
Bristol neighbourhood(s)
  • Ashton Vale / Bower Ashton
  • Avonmouth / Lawrence Weston
  • Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
  • Bedminster / Victoria Park
  • Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
  • Bishopston / Horfield / Henleaze / Golden Hill
  • Bishopsworth / Withywood / Hartcliffe
  • Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
  • Bristol City Centre
  • Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
  • Downend / Mangotsfield / Emersons Green
  • Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
  • Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
  • Edge of Bristol (Bath & North East Somerset)
  • Edge of Bristol (North Somerset)
  • Edge of Bristol (South Gloucester)
  • Filton / Frenchay
  • Filwood Park / Inns Court / Lower Knowle / Novers Park
  • Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
  • Harbourside / Canons Marsh / Brandon Hill
  • Henbury / Brentry / Botany Bay / Charlton Mead
  • Hengrove / Whitchurch
  • Knowle West / Kensington Park / Upper Knowle
  • Lockleaze
  • Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
  • Redcliffe / Temple Meads
  • Redfield / Whitehall
  • Redland / Cotham / Kingsdown
  • Shirehampton / Seamills / Coombe Dingle
  • Southmead / Monks Park / Manor Park
  • Southville / Ashton Gate
  • Speedwell / Crofts End / Ridgeway / Mayfield Park
  • St George / Crew's Hole / Troopers Hill
  • St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
  • St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
  • Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
  • Stockwood / Flowers Hill
  • Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
  • Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
  • Whiteway / Burchells Hill / Two Mile Hill
What matters to you
  • Art / music / culture / crafts
  • Children / young people / family
  • History / archaeology
  • Intergenerational
  • Over 50’s
  • Transport / physical environment
Skills
  • Befriending
  • Communications / marketing
  • Facilitation
  • Languages
  • Listening
  • Public engagement

Do you have an interest in history and like sharing your passion with others? Are you friendly, approachable and confident in a busy public environment? Then our Costumed Interpretation Volunteer roles at the SS Great Britain may be for you.

 

Purpose of the role:

To inspire and engage visitors to the SS Great Britain by bringing the story of the ship and her passengers to life in an interesting and relevant way.

Main activities:

As a Costumed Interpretation Volunteer you will wear period costume and interact with visitors as yourself. Your role might be a sailor on the Weather Deck, a passenger who travelled in steerage, the lowest class of accommodation aboard, or perhaps Mr Brunel's chief clerk in the Dock Office. There are many ways in which you will bring the history of the ship to life including:

• Describing what life would have been like for the passengers and crew of the ship
• Describing the types of people who travelled on board and discussing their reasons for doing so
• Answering visitors’ questions and providing accurate information in a lively and engaging way
• Using handling objects to help visitors understand what life would have been like for people in the 19th Century
• Demonstrating historical activities on board the ship, inviting families and visitors to join in

What the SS Great Britain can offer:

• A fun and engaging role where you get the chance to dress in historical costume
• The chance to learn the fascinating history of the ship and her passengers
• A social and training programme with opportunities and events throughout the year
• The chance to make new friends and to be part of a vibrant team
• A reference when you have been volunteering with us regularly for over six months

Venue

SS Great Britain

  • Lift access
  • Toilet
  • Ramp
  • Parking
Travel expenses are reimbursed.

When: Every week

Monday
10:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 16:30
Thursday
10:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 16:30
Friday
10:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 16:30
Saturday
10:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 16:30
Sunday
10:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 16:30
Most Costumed Interpretation Volunteers choose to do at least one morning or afternoon session per week.

Provided by SS Great Britain Trust

Contact name
Volunteering Team
Email address
volunteering@ssgreatbritain.org
Telephone
0117 374 4502

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