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Volunteering opportunities in Medway

Volunteer as an Appropriate Adult

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act requires an appropriate adult be present when a juvenile (10-17) or vulnerable adult (due to a mental health/learning disability) is arrested. Normally, this would be a parent/carer or someone known to the individual, but sometimes this isn’t possible and Young Lives Foundation volunteers are called upon. The role is to support the detainee ensuring they understand their rights, the processes and to ensure they are treated properly and fairly.

To apply phone Lisa Warne at the Young Lives Foundation on 01622 69 34 59. Full training is given along with support. For further information visit Young Lives Foundation

Family Activities Facilitator - Guildhall Museum, Rochester Castle & Upnor Castle

Interested in working with young people & the public? Looking at a career in the heritage sector? Love history & being creative?

Then why not join Medway Council’s Heritage Team this summer! We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging volunteers to help us deliver our exciting family activities programme this summer at the museum and castles.

As a Family Activities Facilitator you will:

  • Help set up & clear away the activity space at the start & end of each session;
  • Meet & greet families, explaining the day’s activity;
  • Assist with preparing & supplying the activity resources during the session;
  • Taking evaluation surveys

Craft activities start on Monday 24th July until Friday 1st September, 10.30am to 3.30pm. You can volunteer for the day (10am to 4pm) or morning (10am to 1pm) or afternoon sessions (1pm-4pm).

Craft activities run at the following sites on:

  • Rochester Castle: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Upnor Castle: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • Guildhall Museum: Tuesday to Friday throughout the summer

No previous experience is necessary as training will be given.

Essential skills:

  • Enthusiastic & approachable manner & basic crafts skills (cutting, tracing etc)

Desirable skills:

  • Patience with children and adults, and able to use own initiative

You will be offered an induction to the role of a volunteer with Medway Heritage.You will be given a Volunteer Handbook, and given a tour of the museum/castle. Each activity will be explained to you before the session, so you know what to expect and what you will be facilitating.

If you would like to discuss volunteering with the Heritage Team or for further information, please email Heritage Development Officer abby.found@medway.gov.uk or call 01634 331073.

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