It is an exciting time at Holst Victorian House. Following a successful rebranding exercise, the House is now attracting fans of Victoriana as well as music and is busier than ever. We hope to be able to continue to grow our audience throughout 2022 but need more Volunteers to be able to do so.
Did you know that for circa 20 years the Museum has been run almost entirely by Volunteers? Initially set up by Cheltenham Borough Council in 1974 it was saved from closure by enthusiastic Volunteers who formed a charitable trust to manage it independently. More recently Volunteers stepped up to the plate again when staff were furloughed in 2020. They worked hard firstly to keep the Museum in people’s hearts and minds with online events and then even harder implementing a bookings system to allow the Museum to reopen as soon as possible.
As a small enterprise Volunteering at the Holst Victorian House offers the chance for a varied range of roles. From working with collections and giving guided tours to less heritage specific work such as PAT testing our electrical equipment or merchandising the shop. There are so many ways to get stuck in. If this is of interest to you don’t worry, no prior knowledge of Gustav Holst or Victorian History is needed, just a friendly face and a can-do attitude!
A full induction process including shadowing of experienced volunteers is provided, any commitment small or large is gratefully appreciated.
For more details please email Lucy Moriarty, at the Museum at email@example.com or fill out our application form here https://holstvictorianhouse.org.uk/volunteer/volunteer-application-form/