Volunteer Assistant

Are you a practical person? Are you good with people? The Ripon Museum Trust is seeking an organised, enthusiastic and engaging person to support us to improve and evaluate the mental health and wellbeing benefits of volunteering.  The postholder will work with RMT to help develop an outstanding volunteering offer by supporting volunteers across all areas.

The ‘Volunteering for the Soul’ project (VFTS) is funded by the COINS Foundation which has worked in partnership with the Trust since July 2018. Developing this work into the future is a key strategic aim for RMT and this postholder has a great opportunity to contribute to that journey.

Our work at Ripon Museum Trust is guided by our mission and the postholder’s key strategic area is highlighted within it below:

RMT will use the unique trio of the Workhouse, Prison & Police and Courthouse Museums, collections and the stories they tell to help people explore big issues such as fairness, equality, justice and welfare. Through excellent engagement, programming and outreach, together we will inspire people to become compassionate and active citizens, shaping society for the better. We will work for greater participation in our heritage which will enrich lives and improve wellbeing. Volunteering is integral to our organization; at our core we work as one team. We will make a positive impact on Ripon and the region’s cultural and economic capital”.

We want to further develop all our processes for all our volunteers, enabling them to quickly become part of our organisation, develop their skills and experience and grow in confidence within the Trust. We envisage this being a core development track that everyone follows with a menu of additional support and development available depending on people’s interests and needs.


Closing Date: 1pm Monday 14th February

Informal interviews: The morning of Tuesday 22nd February


Volunteer Assistant Full Job Description

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