Volunteers Wanted for the Devon Archive at Shilstone

Are you a reliable individual with a passion for local history, architecture, and rural landscapes? Do you enjoy interacting with a diverse range of people and providing excellent customer service? If so, we would love to hear from you.

The Devon Archive at Shilstone is seeking volunteers to join our team and help us share our growing collection with visitors. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to assist and direct members of the public in the use of the Archive, familiarise yourself with our collection, answer questions and encourage interest in local history, architecture, and rural landscapes.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and take pride in providing good customer service. You should be able to work as part of a team as well as independently, be organised with attention to detail. Experience in Microsoft office is a bonus.

 You will also need your own transport to attend and be able to commit to a rota each month.

Volunteers will receive full induction and relevant training, and weekday and weekend opportunities are available. Additionally, volunteers will receive a 50% staff discount in the Shilstone Café during their shift and some free refreshments at weekends.

Responsibilities include overseeing the use of open-shelf material in the Research Library, ensuring visitors follow the rules for using the Archive, and encouraging visitors to book tickets for events through the website and to sign up to receive newsletters. You will refer visitors to contact the Archive office to make an appointment to access further items in Special Care, such as historic maps or book a Research Assistance session.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Devon Archive, please submit your application, including your CV, to abi@dra.uk.net. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Where we are

Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury, Devon, PL21 0TW

Call us: 01548 830832

Email us: nicola@shilstonedevon.co.uk