Volunteer

Volunteers are involved in many different ways in our service and play an important role, increasing our visitors’ enjoyment and understanding of our collections. We can provide an interesting experience for those with a few hours to spare each week.

If you over 16 and are interested in volunteering for us, have a look at our opportunities below.

Home Library Service Volunteer

Do you want to share your love of reading with older people in your local community? Become a Home Library Service Volunteer and deliver books to older people in their homes.

Royal Voluntary Service have vacancies for Home Library Service volunteers to work alongside CulturePK to provide a Books on Wheels library service to older people within Perth and Kinross who may be unable to use their local library. This service provides regular friendly social contact for the older person, an opportunity to share reading preferences and helps to combat loneliness and isolation.

This is an ideal opportunity if you want to make new friends, be part of a team, develop your skills and experience and contribute to enriching the lives of older people.

Training will be provided and you will be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses. Please telephone RVS on 01738 633975 or email taysidehub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk for further information.

Digital Champions

Culture Perth and Kinross (CulturePK) are seeking volunteers for the role of Digital Champion in our libraries. The aim of this new role is to assist in the effective support, development and training of digital skills to members of the public.

Training and support will be available in return for a commitment from Digital Champions to provide a high level of customer care and to support CulturePK in the delivery of its aims and objectives.

Ideal candidates will be confident in their ability to help individuals to use computers and portable devices.

To become a Digital Champion you will have good communication skills and knowledge of a range of applications and devices. You will also have the time and commitment to support local communities on a regular basis for approximately 2 hours per week.

Successful candidates may be based at any of the 13 libraries across Perth and Kinross and travel expenses will be paid.

To apply for this post, please e-mail jobs@culturepk.org.uk If you would like further information please call Elaine Wallace, Senior Officer Libraries on 01738 444949.

Administration

This can be assisting with clerical tasks or can include helping staff with computer or data entry such as updating listings or envelope stuffing for mail-outs.

Current opportunities: There are no current opportunities.

Collections Care and Development

You will mostly be behind the scenes helping us with essential support work which can include sorting and labelling objects, cataloguing or archiving collections, re-housing or packing items or carrying out research, depending on your own skills and experiences.

Current opportunities: There are no current opportunities.

Customer Care and Public Programmes

This may include assisting with visitor surveys, meeting and greeting the public, giving guided tours of the building or helping to run activities at our family events and workshops for all ages.

Current opportunities: There are no current opportunities.

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunities to develop valuable skills and experiences within the museum sector.
  • Enjoyment in doing something you like while meeting new, like-minded people.
  • Involvement with helping to support the work of Perth museum and Art Gallery, the Fergusson Gallery and Alyth Museum and work with a museum collection of national significance.
  • Learn about the wider history of Perth and Kinross.
  • Free entry into paid talks and workshops.
  • Voluntary work experience which can be an invaluable addition to your CV.

How to apply for one of our projects

If you are interested in volunteering with us complete the form below and send back to museum@culturepk.org.uk or phone 01738 632488 for a chat.

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