JET AGE VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
Jet Age Museum opened its doors to the public in August 2013 and since then we have continued to welcome more and more visitors for the ‘Jet Age Experience’ on our public open days. We now also engage fully with local schools by offering curriculum based education visits outwith public opening days and we offer private guided tours to other organisations and clubs. We are making great strides with restoration, preservation and conservation of exhibits while extending the Jet Age experience to others by offering ‘behind the scenes’ tours of our establishment at Brockworth. Last, but not least, are the regular events that take place at the museum either to celebrate memorable past occasions or to stimulate aviation and engineering interest in future generation.
At the same time we are working hard with the administration required to sustain museum operations while also working to maintain and prepare the museum for its opening days. Furthermore, we are also working on the development of our plans to extend the current accommodation to provide more display space and facilities for education and training. If all of that was not enough, we are also working towards achieving ‘Accreditation’ with the Arts Council to be recognised as a fully-fledged independent museum.
As you can see, Jet Age Museum is pretty busy these day, and as a consequence, more volunteers are needed to keep it all going, for the benefit of the public and of course, future generations. We need volunteers across all the skill areas that are required in any successful organisation; we need those willing to help with the administration and management of volunteers, general maintenance and development, those who can show visitors around the museum, those with specific engineering skills and those with managerial and governance experience.
But, in particular, at the moment we need:
• Volunteer Display Hall Guides: we need volunteers to help with normal opening days and with hosting private and education visits outwith normal opening days.
• Café Team: we need volunteers to help run the café during normal opening hours.
• Volunteer Co-ordination Team: we need volunteers to help with recruiting, inducting, training and rostering of volunteers.
• Friday Work Team: we need volunteers who have practical fabrication and/or woodworking skills to help with museum practical development and preparation on a Friday, our regular Jet Age ‘work day’.
The benefits of becoming a volunteer are that, firstly, you will be contributing toward the betterment of society in helping with the provision of an education resource and source of enjoyment and inspiration for the public; secondly, you will have access to a ‘Volunteers’ Aviation Library’, and lastly, and most importantly, you will be provided with free tea and coffee whenever you are on duty!
So, become a Jet Age volunteer to have fun and enjoy Jet Age to its fullest extent!
If you would like to learn more or just wish to talk to someone about volunteering please do feel free to contact:
Chris Hill, the Volunteer Co-ordinator
through the ‘contact’ facility on the website.