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Volunteering

 

We welcome all enquiries about how you can volunteer with us to tell our story. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available. Your time and commitment as a volunteer is invaluable and in return we can offer you the chance to learn new skills, make new friends, and tell people about the hidden treasures at St Martin’s.

 

The first step to volunteering is to contact us, where an informal chat is arranged to let you know about the volunteering opportunities, a short tour of the building and a chance for you to ask any questions you might have. Have a look below at the volunteer roles we currently have on offer. We require your enthusiasm and interest, and we can provide you with a rewarding volunteering experience. Volunteering is flexible and an interest in more than one role is really welcomed.

 

We also offer short term volunteering and we are also keen to work with people who may want to help us with specific tasks such as;

 

• Dedicated research volunteers
• Learning Volunteers – helping with school and college visits
• Events and Marketing Volunteers – helping us get our events and activities promoted via print, social media and online
• Maintenance Volunteers – making the churchyard a welcoming place for people and wildlife and helping with the upkeep of the buildings

 

Take a look at some of the volunteering roles, if you want to chat about any of the roles or have further questions on how you can get involved email natasha@stmartinsbilborough.org.uk or call 07821156909

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Church Opening Volunteer

 

St Martin’s is open to visitors, giving people a chance to explore and learn about the site, view the restored and rediscovered Evelyn Gibbs Murals, see what the restoration work has uncovered and learn more about the history of the church whilst taking a tablet tour, or a tour with our printed guide.

 

Key tasks include;

 

• Preparing the site for opening and associated tasks
• Welcoming visitors, providing information and guidance on use of the tablet tour and what to see at the church
• Assisting with visitor questions and telling the story of the site
• Selling small souvenirs and promotion of forthcoming events and activities
• Helping to close the site and associated tasks

 

The church is open for visits throughout the year -Wednesday 10am-4pm | March to October – Fridays and Saturdays 11am-3pm. We would also require volunteers at special events – for example Heritage Open Days, Summer Fairs – ensuring all visitors to the site are welcomed and feel they can discover the site.

 


 

Heritage Volunteer

 

Would you like to join and support a local history group, researching history and heritage of St Martin’s and the surrounding locality

 

Key tasks could include;

 

  • Help research and play a key role in our family and local history projects – including participating and helping run the local history group and communicating the findings to visitors
  • Can you help others find out more about their local area and help us delve and dig for information?
  • You could be helping us transcribe parish records, researching some of the monuments in the church or looking at local families buried in the church yard, or researching the local history and changes to the locality through time
  • Deliver informal and more formal talks and tours about St Martin’s
  • Play a part in our oral history programme, recording and transcribing interviews

 

A keen interest or a desire to research and learn more about St Martin’s and the local area. We need your enthusiasm and we can help you with the rest to hopefully uncover some of the past, the people and places associated with St Martin’s church and Bilborough.