MU­SEUM

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PART­NER­SHIP work­ing makes for ex­cit­ing place­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. Ord­sall Hall has a thriv­ing vol­un­teer pro­gramme with a loyal team of vol­un­teers.

In fact, the pro­gramme has been so suc­cess­ful that sadly, we of­ten have to turn down re­quests from new vol­un­teers sim­ply be­cause we can’t ac­com­mo­date greater num­bers.

This is dis­ap­point­ing for the ap­pli­cants and frus­trat­ing for us, as we never en­joy turn­ing down the of­fer of sup­port, or the skills, en­thu­si­asm and com­mit­ment that gen­er­ally comes with it.

One of the ways that we have been able to pro­vide some ad­di­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties for vol­un­teers re­cently is to work in part­ner­ship with other mu­se­ums and gal­leries in the area to of­fer short-term place­ments.

Although cul­tural venues share many similarities, they also have in­di­vid­ual dif­fer­ences that make them unique and set them apart from each other.

Part­ner­ship work­ing has en­abled vol­un­teers from other venues to gain valu­able vol­un­teer­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in a to­tally dif­fer­ent set­ting.

Over a few weeks we were able to of­fer ex­pe­ri­ence of a wide va­ri­ety of ‘bite-sized’ vol­un­teer­ing ac­tiv­i­ties that rep­re­sent what we have to of­fer our vis­i­tors and make Ord­sall Hall such a great day out.

In ad­di­tion to join­ing in with fam­ily friendly crafts, mar­vel­ling at the Radclyffe bed and learn­ing about nearly 800 years of Sal­ford his­tory, place­ment vol­un­teers have had the op­por­tu­nity to take part in ac­tiv­i­ties such as Ghost Nights, quizzes, re-cre­at­ing a World War One al­lot­ment, and of course, dress­ing up and get­ting into char­ac­ter.

Th­ese ex­pe­ri­ences make Ord­sall Hall not just an ex­cit­ing place to vol­un­teer, but also a bril­liant place to visit.

A vol­un­teer set­ting up the Great Hall for the Tu­dor Feast at Ord­sall Hall

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