This museum is being planned, built and run by volunteers
and we need more !
We are looking for people who can give time on a regular basis either during the day or in the evening, for as many hours that you can spare. We also need people who would like to help out on specific days when we have a special event. We want enthusiastic people who can either work behind the scenes or “front of house”. Age is no barrier, school children to pensioners are welcome!
The activities that we currently require volunteers for include:
- cleaning equipment ready for display
- restoring equipment for static display, this will mainly be mechanical and cosmetic
- restoring equipment for use in the Operations Room, this will be electrical / electronic work and will require the use of electronic test gear in our ESD workshop.
- Creating display graphics for physical display in the galleries
- Creating digital media for electronic display in the galleries
- Creating and enhancing the web site
- Creating and being part of our engagement with schools programme
- Running training courses for Foundation and Intermediate Radio Amateurs
- Assisting in our software coding club as a STEM Ambassador
- Assisting in our electronics club as a Technical Assistant
- Working in the Operations Room demonstrating equipment to visitors
- General museum administration
- Note: if you are volunteering to work in any of our clubs that work with children you need to have a current enhanced DBS certificate.
What is a DBS Check?
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, once known as the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, is becoming more and more important when working with children.
The Disclosure and Barring Service helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. There are 3 tiers of DBS Checks available:
- Basic DBS – the lowest level of disclosure which checks the Police National Computer for details of all current criminal convictions. Often used to support a volunteer application.
- Standard DBS – covers those volunteering or working in an organisation which wants to assure themselves that the people they are considering haven’t got a lengthy criminal record for dishonesty, drugs offences or violent crimes.
- Enhanced DBS – the highest level of disclosure required for those positions that can involve caring for, training, supervising or being in sole charge of children or vulnerable adults. An Enhanced CRB will show the following offences: sexual, violence, the supply of drugs and safeguarding.
The museum can assist you to apply for and obtain your DBS certificate.