Seeking volunteers to spin a tale at Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall

Do you enjoy a good yarn? Can you make stories come alive for children and families? Then the perfect role is waiting for you at Wollaton Hall.

Volunteers are being sought to train and work as storytellers from this summer onwards. Inspired by the galleries, the natural history museum, and the hall’s own intriguing history, they will use props to create stories to bring the famous landmark to life at weekends and school holidays.

Full training is provided by experienced storyteller Nicky Rafferty and all materials will be provided. Training will take place on Saturday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 21. Volunteers would need to attend both days.

No experience is necessary, just an enthusiasm for Nottingham’s heritage and a friendly disposition. Volunteers are offered reasonable travel expenses and work in a supportive, friendly environment.

Working with Nottingham City Council’s Museums and Galleries service provides opportunities to make new friends, develop skills and be involved with one of the area’s most popular heritage sites.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “We really value the vital role that volunteers play at our heritage sites. Their work helps to enhance the experience for all our visitors – adults and children alike. This new storytelling opportunity for volunteers at Wollaton Hall promises to be very creative and lots of fun. I encourage anyone interested to get in touch and find out more.”

To apply for this role, or for more information, contact Rebecca Wilson at Nottingham City Museums and Galleries Volunteer Programme on 0115 876 2205 or email volunteer.programme@nottinghamcity.gov.uk Deadline for applications is Friday, July 3.

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