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Visitor Support Volunteer

Visitor Support Volunteer

Supported by:

Club Lead

Duration per day:

Typically 3 hours per week for 4 weeks

Location:

ASC, 179 Constiution Street, AB24 5TU

Role Purpose:

To help Aberdeen Science Centre club members to get the most out of their time by engaging with them during the club and supporting them to develop STEM skills. Collaborate with our club lead and communicator staff to create the five-star visitor experience that we aspire to. 

We stress that no experience is necessary, as training will be given.

 ASC run clubs in 4 week blocks with each session running for between 1.5-2hours. Clubs include STEM (7-10 years old), Engineering (9-12 years old), Junior Coder (7-10 years old), Coding (9-12 years old) and Greenpower Goblin Car (9-12 years old). Each club can have between 10 to 12 members. Clubs run at the weekend in morning or afternoons and during the week after 3pm.

Clubs usually have a theme running over the 4 weeks, like Amazing Bodies or Journey to the Centre of the Earth. The 3 hours you would be volunteering would include time before and after the club time to support with the smooth running of the club.

Volunteers in this role would be expected to:

  • Bring a passion for fun and engaging experiences
  • Support Club Lead
  • Help club member test out their STEM skills
  • Be welcoming to club members and parents/guardians
  • Bring own experiences and examples to the club
  • Be pro-active and hands-on during activities
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Be pro-active and willing to try new things

What you get:

  • Training within our established team
  • Support and encouragement in nurturing soft skills such as; confidence, work ethic, problem solving and time management
  • Uniform will be provided
  • Opportunity for networking
  •  You get satisfaction and find the experience rewarding and enjoyable
  • You get a chance to give back to your local community
  • Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership

This role could suit:

  • Anyone aged over fourteen years of age, with free time and a desire to add to their community
  • People seeking experience in science communication or a visitor attraction
  • Young people seeking a placement for Duke of Edinburgh or access to Young Stem Leader award
  • Retired or semi-retired
  • Those with a desire to meet new people
  • People returning to work after an extended break
  • Someone looking to add experience to their CV
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