Museum opens up for volunteers

Volunteers at Grantham Museum. 196C
Volunteers at Grantham Museum. 196C

GRANTHAM Museum opened its doors again last week as potential volunteers were invited for a look around.

Members of Grantham Community Heritage Association - the charity hoping to re-open the museum this summer - were delighted with the turnout which saw around 60 people putting their name forward to help.

People were encouraged to sit down and fill out forms with museum helpers to indicate the kind of skills they can bring to the museum.

GCHA volunteers director Liz Kunen said: “It’s an absolutely fantastic turnout - we are really pleased. We could have done with another 10 helpers to be honest.”

Volunteer job adverts were stuck up around the museum so people could see the variety of roles which require filling, from cleaner to education co-ordinator.

In the coming weeks GCHA plans to advertise yet more roles for volunteers.

Chairman of GCHA Graham Jeal told those in attendance the group had been very busy behind the scenes in the previous months, proving to organisations such as Lincolnshire County Council that the structure is in place to take on the museum.