National Civil War Centre targets more Volunteers

National Civil War Centre targets more Volunteers

News August 11, 2016
National Civil War Centre targets more Volunteers

Chiefs at the National Civil War Centre in Newark are looking to recruit more volunteers to work at the rapidly expanding attraction.

Volunteer guides, room stewards and helpers have become a vital part of the £5.4m centre’s operation, garnering universal praise on tourist review sites for their knowledge and enthusiasm.

Some are history fans, whilst others simply love meeting people from across the world.

Andrea Smedley, Volunteer Coordinator at the National Civil War Centre, said: “Volunteering is such a brilliant way to meet new people and be part of something very special. We have an amazing range of backgrounds and ages, with some volunteers balancing work and family commitments, while others are retired or students wanting to gain experience. We try to be as flexible as possible with rotas.”

Other perks of getting involved include the potential to learn skills, make new friends, enhance your job prospects and have fun!

Pictured is History lover Sophie Hill, 17, from Southwell, who has remained as a volunteer at the National Civil War Centre after originally coming on a Duke of Edinburgh assignment.

The National Civil War Centre opened in May 2015 and is the only such attraction in the UK telling the complete story of the 17th century British Civil Wars. Scores of relics, films and interactive displays combine to tell the compelling story in the restored Grade II Old Magnus Building, which began life as a Tudor grammar school in 1532. The centre also showcases the best of Newark’s long history, including a 2,000 year old golden necklace, now on display to the public.

If you are interested in volunteering contact: civilwarvolunteers@nsdc.info