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  • Learning and Education Assistant
    with Falkland Palace And Garden

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO77751 - 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.

    If you are passionate about heritage and education, why not get in touch and help to bring the 16th century alive for a range of visitors, school groups, adult learners and families. Under the guidance of the Learning Officer, you will help to deliver the school visits and workshops in the Palace and Garden, donning one of our fantastic costumes and sharing the stories of Falkland as you do so. If you would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you!

    Main Duties:


     •  Welcoming and leading learning groups around the Palace and Garden (in conjunction with school teachers and the Learning Officer)

     •  Learning about the history of the property, its previous inhabitants and its artefacts, and sharing that knowledge with others

     •  Using and maintaining educational resources and equipment, ensuring that they are returned to their proper storage place

     •  Helping to take due care for pupils’ and visitors’ welfare while on Trust premises

     •  Providing other educational assistance as may be reasonably requested by the Learning Officer and property staff

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    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:In general, you don’t need any specific experience or qualifications to volunteer with us. For this role you should possess a passion for history and an ability to enthuse others. You should have an understanding of different ways of learning, and be happy to engage with people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and cultures.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:No details were provided - contact us to find out more.

    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 compatible with the 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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