Volunteering is one of those activities that comes and goes during the course of our lives. We first encounter volunteering at school or through scouting. Then at college or university we want to get that all important introduction to the field we want to work within and volunteering is one way of testing the waters.
If you are anything like me, you might well come back to volunteering again in your working life for career development, as a hobby or when you find yourself in a strange new town after moving house.
And quite often people use volunteering as a way of spending their retirement years – wanting to stay active, give back to their communities or just get out of the house and meet new friends. The truth is that volunteering means something different to each and every one of us.
Lincolnshire’s Heritage Service is a place where all of these people come together and share a passion for history and their past. We empower them with our experiences and knowledge and strive to help them get the most out of their time with us. We also learn a great deal from them too as people, as professionals and as people with a vested interest in how we do things.
Whether they are helping visitors make marvellous memories at Lincoln Castle, bringing some of our shops alive at The Museum of Lincolnshire Life or guiding people around the impressive and iconic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – they have one thing in common. They love the sites they help and they want to make sure others love them too.
April marks the beginning of our official peak season and we are hoping to welcome back our regular volunteers but we are also keen to make some new friends. We know life is busy and we will try to help you find the volunteering opportunity that is just right for you.
If you are interested in how you can support your local heritage and want to experience it from the inside, then get in touch with us to find out more.
Katy-Jayne Lintott – Volunteering Officer, Heritage Service
Volunteer Office:01522 552214