Volunteer Meetings and social things!

Monthly Volunteer meeting and social - Saturday 27th April at 11am at Brew and Bake

Come along to the volunteer meeting and social which is now happening every other month on Saturdays. 

This is the chance to catch up with other volunteers, socialise, hear updates and give your own updates on what you have been volunteering on if you want to.

Usually we have an update from one of our senior managers - either in writing or in person - this is a good way of keeping yourself connected to the Harris especially whilst we are closed. They usually give an update on Harris building developments.

We like to hear from you and see you so that you can share with us the things you are pleased with and anything else - including things that you feel are challenging or not going so well. 

We all benefit from complimentary hot drinks and cake at Brew and Bake so that is a nice little treat on a Saturday morning. 


What's involved?

Having a catch up with everyone

Having a chat

Sharing updates and any progress on the projects you are involved with

Meeting Harris staff and hearing from them about the projects they are working on 

Why get involved?

It keeps you connected to the Harris as everyone is involved on different things

It's good to meet other volunteers if you are a newbie

It's your time to share with the Harris 

How to get involved?

Accept the challenge

Pop along on the day! Simple! 

Ideal Skills

  • Archiving
  • Conservation
  • Copywriting
  • Customer Service
  • Design & Illustration
  • Event Management
  • Event Stewarding
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Languages
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Money Handling
  • Photography
  • Project Management
  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Web Development
  • Working independently
  • Working with Children 0-5yrs
  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs
  • Working with Databases
  • Writing
  • Working with young people aged 12+
  • Interpersonal skills - listening, speaking, being approachable
  • organisation - preparation and planning
  • Team work
  • Community Engagement
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Eye for detail
  • presentation (exhibitions and displays)
  • evaluation
  • compassion
  • patience
  • Facilitation in group settings
  • practical and being hands on
  • Giving feedback and advice on services
  • Generating new ideas
  • Education and Learning
  • Informal learning
  • Creativity
  • welcoming visitors and participants
  • Providing information to the public
  • engaging with the public
  • Friendly
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Happy to help
  • Positive outlook and approach
  • British Sign Language
  • Talks and tours
  • Helping with workshops and activities
  • Filming
  • community engagement and empowerment

Ideal Interests

  • Archiving
  • Architecture
  • Business and management
  • Commercial Development
  • Computers and Technology
  • Conservation
  • Creativity
  • Design
  • Project Management
  • Events and Programming
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fundraising
  • Learning and Education
  • Marketing and communications
  • Retail
  • Teaching and Training
  • Visitor Service/ Front of House
  • Curatorial/Working with Museum Collection
  • Working with the local community
  • Group work
  • evaluation
  • consultation and sharing ideas and thoughts
  • people
  • Diversity and equal opportunities
  • mentoring and buddying up
  • supporting others
  • Creating resources (worksheets, trails, booklets etc)
  • Giving feedback and advice on services
  • History
  • Fine Art
  • Comtemporary Art
  • Costume and Textiles and other decorative arts
  • Disability and inclusion
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Deaf Culture
  • Visual Impairment awareness (including awareness of audio description)
  • welcoming visitors and participants
  • Providing information to the public
  • engaging with the public
  • British Sign Language
  • Cultural diversity
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Minority Groups in Preston
  • Talks and tours
  • Helping with workshops and activities
  • behind the scenes
  • self development and training

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