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SIGN UP: Hertsmere Borough Council calls for volunteers to get involved at museums

 Published on: 31st May 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Hertsmere Borough Council is marking Volunteers’ Week 2023 with a big ‘thank you’ to all its wonderful volunteers.

This year marks the 39th year of Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7), when the council joins thousands of charities and voluntary organisations in recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK. With this year’s theme of ‘Celebrate and Inspire’, the council hopes to encourage people to get involved in volunteering at one of Hertsmere’s four museums.

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, Elstree and Borehamwood Museum, Potters Bar Museum, and Radlett and District Museum are run entirely by volunteers who bring local history to life, but they need more enthusiastic people to help.

Councillor Parveen Rani, portfolio holder for street scene, parks, leisure and culture, said: “The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering, so taking the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate their efforts and all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector and society as a whole has never been more important.

“Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who give their time so generously. Each and every person involved helps to make our museums such interesting and welcoming places to visit.

“All four of Hertsmere’s museums need more volunteers, so if you have a few hours a month or week to spare, they would love your help. There is a surprising variety of activities on offer, so whatever your skills or personality, there is something for everyone. Experience isn’t necessary, as full training and support will be given. What really matters is enthusiasm, a passion for sharing our borough’s fascinating history, and an enjoyment of talking to people from all walks of life. If this sounds like you, the museums would love to hear from you.

“Volunteers can give as much time as they would like. So whatever time you can spare to help our museums, would be appreciated.”

Anyone can apply to be a volunteer at one of the four museums in Hertsmere, but you must be over 16 years old.

To find out more about volunteering, you can pop into the museum you would like to volunteer at or visit the relevant museum website here.

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