Warship Conservation Volunteer

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Location: HMS belfast, Queens Walk, London, SE12JH (see map)

Travel: London Bridge station. Hay's Galleria bus stop.

Start date: 01/04/2020 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • Assisting with conservation projects on board to keep our ship in shape!
  • Tasks include everything form removing rust to becoming part of our gun firing crew.
  • To interact with members of the public where appropriate.
A Conservation volunteer on board.

A Conservation volunteer on board.

What impact will this have?

  • Help us preserve HMS Belfast for future generations to enjoy.
  • Help us open up new areas of HMS Belfast to visitors.
  • Help explain the importance of conservation to visitors.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Ideally the Museum is looking for a Volunteer who can attend on a minimum of two to three days per month.

  • Volunteering can be undertaken on any week day between the hours of 9.00 AM and 4.30 PM to suit the availability of the volunteer, but a minimum of four hours attendance would normally be required.

What else do I need to know?

  • Prior experience of engineering or restoration work can be extremely helpful but is not essential in this volunteer role. Volunteers will however need to be happy about undertaking practical, hands-on, conservation tasks.
  • We are looking for volunteers who have a commitment to the conservation and preservation of historic ships.
  • Please register your interest with Team London - a member of the IWM volunteering team will then be in touch with more information.

Expenses

  • Reimbursement of travel expenses up to £10 per day

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Practical
  • Building and carpentry
  • Cleaning
  • Conservation
  • Outdoor work
  • Professional
  • Technology
What skills can I gain?
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Building and carpentry
  • Cleaning
  • Conservation
  • Outdoor work

Training

  • Volunteer Branch Induction
  • Introduction to Warship Conservation
  • Ongoing training as needed.

Location

HMS belfast, Queens Walk, London, SE12JH

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