Appealing for Fife Folk!
In the countdown to their opening for the season ahead, the Trustees of Fife Folk Museum in Ceres are launching an appeal for new volunteers to join the existing group.
Re-opening on Saturday 1st April, the museum’s main exhibition for 2023 is ‘The History of The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’. In addition, there will be ‘A sense of place’ exhibition featuring the work of local artist, Alan Watson.
What does volunteering involve?
- Working with the public – for the Museum to be open to the public throughout the season (1st April to 31st October), the main area where volunteers are needed is on the reception desk, meeting and greeting visitors to the Museum and coffee shop. Two volunteers are needed on duty for a three hour shift (either a morning or afternoon session), Wednesday to Sunday when the Museum is open.
- Some “behind the scenes” tasks.
- The Trustees would welcome your ideas for future exhibitions.
No special skills are required to become a volunteer other than “reliability, an interest in the Museum and its exhibits and the ability to communicate with the public“.
Training is given on a variety of tasks to suit each volunteer. There are regular buses to Ceres from Leven, Cupar, St Andrews and the surrounding area.
Volunteering can add to your skills and experience, help you gain confidence, meet new people and give a feeling of satisfaction working as a team towards a common goal. Volunteering can help you feel a part of something outside of your circle of friends and family and enable you to make a real difference to your community.
The Trust is always keen to welcome new volunteers. If you think this sounds like the right volunteering opportunity for you, please contact them via this email link, via the contact form on the web site or phone them on 01334 828180 to make arrangements to call in for a chat.
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