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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Bentley Priory Museum to hold open day encouraging volunteers

 Published on: 14th January 2020   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Bentley Priory Museum is holding a special one-of-a-kind open day to encourage new volunteers to join the museums’ friendly team.

The open day will take place on Tuesday 11 February 11am-3pm.

Prospective volunteers will be invited to discover more about the international importance of the Museum and its role as Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain in 1940, and learn about the variety of volunteering opportunities available.

Christina Avramakis, Museum Operation Manager commented: “Volunteers are crucial to the success of Bentley Priory Museum, they bring the important story that we tell to life with their passion and enthusiasm.

“There are many ways to get involved, from engaging with visitors and schoolchildren to helping out in our beautiful and tranquil Italian Garden and serving delicious homemade afternoon teas in our vintage café!”

Opportunities are available within hospitality, reception, garden, family activities, room stewards and tour guides.

Volunteering is a great way to develop a wide range of skills, make a difference to the local community and meet new people.

Opportunities to help at Bentley Priory Museum are flexible, and available Monday-Saturday throughout the year.

Tony has been volunteering at Bentley Priory Museum since 2015 and already had a connection to RAF Bentley Priory before it became a Museum, having worked in the Officers Mess.

He says: “I love volunteering here because of the atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly, and I enjoy meeting our visitors.”

Bentley Priory Museum can offer placements to students looking for volunteering opportunities to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award requirements for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

For more information about the volunteering open day visit bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk/volunteering/

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