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Volunteer Event Stewards

Our travelling museum of coastal curiosities is proudly curated by The Grand Theatre of Lemmings this summer.  Fun for all the family, come and explore the seaside history of your town with this entertaining museum on the move! Storytellers and performers bring to life the seaside memories on your doorstep.

Our Museum of Coastal Curiosities travels to Harwich & Dovercourt, Frinton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze, Clacton-on-Sea and Jaywick Sands in August & September 2018. 

Precise days are:

23 August - Clacton

24 August - Jaywick Martello Tower

25 August - Walton Maritime Museum

26 August - Frinton Greensward

27 August - Harwich

30 August - Walton Market Square (Millenium Square)

31 August - Frinton Greensward

1 Sept - Clacton

2 Sept - Jaywick Martello Tower

15 Sept -  Harwich seafront

16 Sept - Harwich seafront

What's involved?

What's involved?

We're after some very handy helpers for ensuring this event runs smoothly.  Roles will be varied but we do promise a lot of fun!

If you could volunteer for the whole day we would be extremely grateful but if you can only do an hour or two then please do still get in touch!

Who we are looking for
Age knows no boundaries, but stamina and energy does! Are you confident, bubbly and like working with the public? Are you a quick thinker and not afraid of a challenge? Then this is the role for you! Please note that when helping at our events, you may be expected be on your feet for several hours throughout the day as this is a fast-paced environment. Shifts are usually 4-5 hours long with breaks.

Being a volunteer event helper is one of the best ways to experience our seaside entertainments. Our helpers are at the heart of the buzz. In your Resorting to the Coast t-shirt you are very much in the public eye. As an event helper, you will help us to welcome the public and work closely with our team, led by the organisers, to assist with the smooth-running of events so that the audiences are as fully engaged with our activities as possible.

What our event helpers do
Helpers' tasks may include setting up venues, directing audiences, managing photographic permission forms, engaging with the public to encourage them to see our museum of travelling curiosities, explaining our event to the public if they ask, manning the travelling venue and generally keeping the event areas tidy.

You will also need the ability to travel under your own steam to our venue/s across Tendring, but travel expenses will be reimbursesd for petrol mileage or public transport fares. If you would like to volunteer but have access or mobility requirements, please contact info@tendringcoastalheritage.org.uk

Why get involved?

It will be a fun, lively and informative day and you'll get to be a part of it!

Also, fresh air and a seaside breeze...what more could you need on a summers day?!

Volunteer Perks
As a thank you to our wonderful volunteers, we offer you a reference for your CV based on reliability, team work, initiative and self-reliance which are all valuable qualities employers look for.  Purely doing it for fun? Then you'll have a fun and enjoyable time meeting like-minded people and discovering new aspects of our coastal resorts. We are not-for-profit project so unfortunately cannot offer remuneration.

How to get involved?

Step 1: Sign up or log in.

Step 2: Accept the challenge.

Step 3: We'll be in touch shortly for a chat about next steps and your available dates.

Ideal Skills

  • Archiving
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Copywriting
  • Customer Service
  • Design & Illustration
  • Event Management
  • Event Stewarding
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Languages
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Money Handling
  • Photography
  • Project Management
  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Web Development
  • Working independently
  • Working with Children 0-5yrs
  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs
  • Working with Databases
  • Working with Young People
  • Test skill

Ideal Interests

  • Archiving
  • Architecture and Building management
  • Business and management
  • Commercial Development
  • Community Work
  • Computers and Technology
  • Conservation
  • Creative and Arts
  • Design
  • Event & Project Management
  • Events and Programming
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fundraising
  • Learning and Education
  • Marketing and communications
  • Retail
  • Teaching and Training
  • Visitor Service/ Front of House
  • Curatorial/Working with Museum Collection

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Event Information

Travelling Museum of Coastal Curiosities - Friday 20th April, 2018

Our travelling museum of coastal curiosities is proudly curated by The Grand Theatre of Lemmings this summer.  Fun for the family and adults, explore the seaside history of your town with this entertaining museum on the move! Storytellers and performers bring to life the seaside memories on your doorstep! It's all completely free and courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Essex County Council.