Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
Stockwood / Flowers Hill
Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
St George / Crew's Hole / Troopers Hill
Speedwell / Crofts End / Ridgeway / Mayfield Park
Southville / Ashton Gate
Southmead / Monks Park / Manor Park
Shirehampton / Seamills / Coombe Dingle
Redland / Cotham / Kingsdown
Redfield / Whitehall
Redcliffe / Temple Meads
Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
Knowle West / Kensington Park / Upper Knowle
Hengrove / Whitchurch
Henbury / Brentry / Botany Bay / Charlton Mead
Harbourside / Canons Marsh / Brandon Hill
Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
Filwood Park / Inns Court / Lower Knowle / Novers Park
Filton / Frenchay
Edge of Bristol (South Gloucester)
Edge of Bristol (North Somerset)
Edge of Bristol (Bath & North East Somerset)
Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
Downend / Mangotsfield / Emersons Green
Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
Bristol City Centre
Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
Bishopsworth / Withywood / Hartcliffe
Bishopston / Horfield / Henleaze / Golden Hill
Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
Bedminster / Victoria Park
Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
Avonmouth / Lawrence Weston
Ashton Vale / Bower Ashton
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 Visitor Experience Volunteer role 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 the passengers and crew who travelled on board to life.
As a Visitor Experience Volunteer your role will be very varied and may include activities such as:
Engaging with visitors across the site; in the Dry Dock, Dockyard Museum, on board the ship and in the Being Brunel Museum.
Welcoming visitors to Brunel’s SS Great Britain, checking tickets in the Visitor Centre, and supporting each visitor to get the most from their visit.
Encouraging visitors to immerse themselves in life on board the SS Great Britain; you could be sharing stories about passengers and crew who travelled on the ship or prompting visitors to lay the tables in our First-Class Dining Saloon, try out the bunk beds in steerage or even steer the ship’s wheel.
Delivering object handling sessions in the Being Brunel Museum, allowing visitors to get close to some of Brunel’s most important possessions.
Encouraging visitors to try out some of the incredible interactives in the new Being Brunel Museum and to explore Brunel’s life, achievements, and qualities.
Additional activities which you can deliver with additional training:
Develop and deliver your own ‘Discovery’ Talk for visitors. You can pick from a range of inspiring topics, or possibly develop a new one.
Become a tour guide for groups visiting the SS Great Britain. Share your passion for the ship with school and adult groups.
Support informal learning workshops for families during half-terms and holidays or evening events like ‘Spooky Ship’.
What the SS Great Britain can offer:
A fun and engaging role, where you get the chance to volunteer in a world-class visitor attraction and award-winning museum in the heart of Bristol’s harbourside.
The chance to learn the fascinating history of the ship, her passengers and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
A social and training program 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