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    with Falkland Palace And Garden

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO48471 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020



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    About this opportunity:Falkland Palace and Garden welcomes over 44,000 visitors every year and there’s something here for everyone, from the Palace with a working Chapel Royal, apartments for kings and queens, stunning gardens, an orchard and the oldest tennis court in the country.

    Volunteers play a key role in helping to maintain Scotland’s heritage. Welcoming our visitors with a friendly smile, and helping them with stories and information about the Palace, gardens and tennis court is vital to an enjoyable visit. This is where you can help. Whether it’s explaining the role of the Keeper of the Palace or relating stories about past inhabitants, your enthusiasm and love of talking to visitors will really make their day.

    Main Duties:


     •  Provide a warm welcome to all visitors

     •  Share information and stories about the history of the palace and its inhabitants with our visitors

     •  Help to maintain the security of the collection

     •  Ensure adherence to health & safety requirements for visitors

    Takes place:
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    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Generally, you’ll be working with a small team of other volunteers and Palace staff. We’ll provide an induction and training for you (about the Trust, its values and your role) to get started, and we’ll help you to keep learning while you’re volunteering with us. You’ll also have free access to all of the courses in our online e-learning system.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    No

    Experience required:No specific experience required, just a willingness to learn and engage with visitors from all backgrounds and cultures, and a passion for history and the preservation of Scotland's heritage

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsFor those using public transport, there are a variety of buses which travel through Falkland from the surrounding areas. Please visit www.travelinescotland.com for information on specific services and route times. If you are travelling to us by car, Falkl

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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