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Curatorial Volunteer,
Redoubt Museum
The Redoubt Museum is a 19th Century fortress located on the seafront at Eastbourne. It is one of three ‘redoubts’ built to support the line of Martello Towers strung along the South Coast, intended to defend Britain against the might of Napoleonic France. They are offering tailored volunteering placements focused on the way they use collections, to include: collections care, conservation, display, exhibition development, events and front of house work. The finer details will be agreed in discussion with the successful applicant. The placement offers the opportunity to build up a range of skills and experiences while working to professional museum standards. Minimum time commitment is 6 months overall – 6 hours per week.

Education and Events Volunteer,
The Charleston Trust
Charleston is a thriving historic house museum between Lewes and Eastbourne. It was the former home of artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell and the country retreat of the Bloomsbury group. Tasks and activities to be undertaken include:
– To act as a ‘host’ for What’s On workshops and events including HLF–funded community projects
– To meet and greet event participants and to sign off attendance registers
– To prepare and serve refreshments
– To remain vigilant and to alert staff to any problems or first aid issues
– To help with the set up and clear up of events and workshops
– To assist with participant evaluation at the end of sessions.
Ideally they are looking for someone who can regularly commit to 2 full days per month throughout the year, on either Mondays or Tuesdays.

Front of House Volunteer,
Fabrica Gallery
Currently recruiting Front of House Volunteers for their next exhibition Luminary, a new commission with British artist Ron Haselden. Front of House volunteers gain first-hand experience of audience interaction and the important role exhibition visitors’ play in all aspects of any given exhibition. Where applicable, students will also have the opportunities to volunteer during exhibition installation, artists talk, workshops, film club and all other exhibition related activities. Time commitment is a minimum of 3.5hrs a week (including weekends).The application deadline is Sunday 21 February.

Graphic Designer Volunteer,
East Sussex Credit Union
East Sussex Credit Union aims to provide a high quality, sustainable and easy-to-access savings and loans co-operative, which is responsive to the needs of the people of East Sussex and actively combats the detrimental effects of poverty and financial exclusion. The volunteer will be helping with design ideas and implementing designs for their posters, stationery and digital platforms, in liaison with the Business Development Manager. The work can be done from anywhere the volunteer chooses but there will be some meetings at the office. Time commitment to be mutually agreed – flexible hours.

Illustrator Volunteer,
Their aims are to support social inclusion of women and young girls of working age unable to access or advance their employment opportunities and provide advice and assistance to relieve emotional suffering and financial hardship. The role involves: 1. The development of our logo lady, Alice.
2. To develop a series of animation of Alice for you-tube to promote WayFinderWoman and tackle/offer advice for some of the common issues facing women
3. To develop a series of 3-4 image cartoon strips of Alice which will also address issues. No minimum time commitment, instead determined by discussion according to the task.

Front of House Volunteer,
Phoenix Brighton Gallery
Phoenix Brighton has a large contemporary gallery and over 100 artists’ studios for professional practitioners. There is a yearlong programme of creative arts courses and events for the public. The gallery is currently taking applications from volunteers with a love of the arts, to assist with gallery based work. This includes: invigilation, installation, guided tours, workshops and serving drinks. The role is for a few hours per week on a regular basis, for 6 months as a minimum.

Please apply via the University’s Volunteering Service, Active Student

Get in touch: visit the Active Student website for contact details
Or drop-in: City Campus volunteering drop-ins are alternate Thursdays during term-time, 2-3:30pm. Next sessions are on 25 Feb, 10 & 24 Mar. In the Student Centre, Grand Parade Main Building (ground floor).

To search for a range of different opportunities: Please log into the Vacancy Service and use the Search Vacancies tab. Please select ‘voluntary work’ and ‘South East’ to see the entire list.

Image: Ian Southwell via Compfight

Kat Saunders • 15/02/2016

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