Children's Half Term Activity Volunteer at Furzey Gardens

Role Description. As well as welcoming visitors to our beautiful gardens we also run events and activities on site which we hope only further add to the visitor experience. These can range from family activities and trails through to outdoor theatre productions and evening talks.

During the school half term holidays (February, May and October) we traditionally offer activities which encourage the whole family to get involved. Past events have included decorating wooden fairy doors, creating a miniature garden and weaving a natural willow birdfeeder!  

Although the activities will be designed by the Furzey Team, the role of the activity volunteer will be to assist with the day-to-day running of the activity during half term week; helping to set up the event as planned, monitor resources, engage with families and offer hands on support where needed.

 

Availability. During half term week, the family activity usually runs Monday – Friday, 10am – 3:30pm although volunteers can often opt to help for a morning or afternoon session only if they are unable to help for a whole day. We would usually ask volunteers to arrive a little earlier in the morning to help set up and stay a little later in the afternoon to help clear away and set up for the following day. 

 


Skills

Who are we looking for?  Friendly, cheerful and dynamic, this role requires someone who really enjoys engaging with the general public of all ages. You must be prepared to get stuck in and embrace the activity, making it an enjoyable and memorable experience for all those who participate.  Working as part of our small and happy team, this role would ideally suit someone of an organised nature, who is confident using their own initiative and happy to follow instruction as required.

No previous experience is necessary as we will ensure you are given all the support and training required to make sure your volunteering experience is always positive one. We just ask that you are reliable and bring bags of enthusiasm!


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18 only
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

End Date: 24/06/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Availability. During half term week, the family activity usually runs Monday – Friday, 10am – 3:30pm although volunteers can often opt to help for a morning or afternoon session only if they are unable to help for a whole day. We would usually ask volunteers to arrive a little earlier in the morning to help set up and stay a little later in the afternoon to help clear away and set up for the following day.


Location

Minstead Lodge
Minstead, Nr Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7FT

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