Updated March 2013
The Arkwright Society at Cromford Mill has exciting volunteer opportunities for those seeking a challenge!
The Arkwright Society could not have achieved its growth and success so far without the large body of volunteers who have offered their time and tackled a wide variety of work. This includes: tour guides, shop attendants, secretarial and administrative support, catering, Christmas staff, production and distribution of leaflets and newsletters, website development, environment and ecological monitoring, photography and habitat management. There are as many volunteers as members of staff and this provides a healthy balance of expertise and energy.
The majority of volunteers work part time and some of the jobs can be done mostly from home, with occasional visits to Cromford Mill.
Volunteering for the Arkwright Society offers a brilliant chance to participate actively in local culture, gain an insight into history and make new friends. Would you like to join us as a volunteer? Working alonside Society staff can be hugely rewarding and help you develop skills which you may later want to use in the workplace. We need help with developing / upgrading the following:
Marketing and distribution
Press and PR - media relations
Journalist and Editorial (website and newsletter;/ member correspondence)
Development of a volunteer induction programme and manual
Development of membership and corporate membership services
Shops - Volunteers are urgently needed to work in the shops at Cromford Mills. If you could spare us any of your time please contact Jen Clay or Fran Walters on 01629 823256. Full training will be given.
Tour Guides - learn about the history and buildings of the site and then show people around.
Reception Services Department - As a key member of the team you will be dealing with visitors enquiries, taking bookings for meeting rooms and events and liaising with all departments within the Cromford Mills site. You will need basic computing and telephone skills though volunteers will be given the opportunity to participate in accredited training if desired.. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can give 1 or more days a week. Travel expenses and lunch will be paid. If you are well presented, have a big smile and like dealing with the public then please call us on 01629 823256
If you would like to get involved, please contact the Volunteer Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to introduce you to the team and explain the posts in more detail.
Read about the experiences of some recent volunteers Christine and Matthew
March 2013.Reception Services Department - see details on left.