Volunteers are a vital part of the team at Bridge Cottage. By volunteering with us you will be contributing to the local community in a real and positive way.

We currently have two volunteer positions available. If you would like to apply for either of these positions, please contact us via education@bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk or by calling 01825 760734.

Visitor Services Assistant

As a Visitor Services Assistant you will have a varied role, contributing to the day-to-day running of the Heritage Centre as well as supporting special events and facilitating regular group meetings.

Full training will be given and no specific knowledge is required, but ideally you will have an interest in local history and a desire to get involved in community projects.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Greeting and assisting visitors in the reception area
  • Answering general enquiries about Bridge Cottage and the local area
  • Working behind the entrance desk selling tickets and merchandise
  • Distributing activity sheets and self-guided tour facilities
  • Welcoming and facilitating local groups meeting in the building
  • Serving light refreshments
  • Maintaining the garden
  • Some light cleaning duties
  • Occasionally attending and facilitating evening and weekend events

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain work experience in the heritage sector
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Meet and engage with a wide range of people
  • Learn about your local area
  • Contribute to your local community
  • Gain cash handling and retail experience

Heritage Hub Archive Assistant

Are you a local history expert, or would you like to become one? Are you looking to gain experience working with archives and heritage collections?

As a Heritage Hub Archive Assistant,  you will initially be involved in a project to catalogue the Society’s historical collections, which are mostly, although not exclusively, paper based. This is an exciting opportunity for volunteers who want to learn to use a collections management system.

Full training will be given and no specific knowledge is required, but you will need to have a passion for local history and an interest in the cataloguing process.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Handling and assessing objects
  • Taking photographs of objects
  • Entering records into an electronic collections management system

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain work experience in the heritage sector
  • Receive object handling training
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Gain data entry experience
  • Learn about your local area
  • Contribute to your local community

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