Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer outside? Do you enjoy getting stuck into “odd jobs”?
About the role
The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library are looking for Garden and Maintenance Volunteers to support the up-keep of The Armitt and its immediate grounds. This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to improve their basic gardening & DIY skills, with opportunities to based both inside and outside the museum, and to contribute as a group or individual. There is plenty to get involved with.
Principle tasks include:
• Planting & weeding
• Garden designing and maintenance
• Clearing the site from any rubbish, debris, or hazards
• Completing basic maintenance jobs e.g. painting, shelving
• Helping to move furniture & exhibition equipment from/to storage areas & gallery spaces
In this role, you can experience the whole site and you’ll receive the satisfaction of seeing your volunteering help to improve and maintain the site, keeping it at its very best. You’ll also get to meet new people and develop your gardening/DIY skills.
Skills and qualities
Full training will be provided. For gardening, you may like to bring your own equipment if you have it as there is limited kit onsite.
Dates and availability
This is a regular weekly volunteering opportunity, with the option of a morning or afternoon session. We can work flexibly with you to determine what days would be of interest to you.
About the organisation
Full of interesting and unusual objects, The Armitt is a Museum, Gallery & Library that shares the history and heritage of Ambleside and its people. Founded by Mary Louisa Armitt in 1912, the Armitt is home to a varied collection of books, manuscripts, water-colours and archaeological remains, including Beatrix Potter’s fungi watercolours, Roman remains from the Ambleside fort, and Kurt Schwitters paintings.
If you are interested in this volunteer role or would like some more information about it, please contact email@example.com or 07442 972 270
N.B The Armitt is closed during January and early February to undertake installation works for new exhibitions in 2023.