After the success of the Roald Dahl Museum’s Volunteens project in 2014, they’re on the look out for some new recruits aged 13 to 15.
Coordinating a national competition for the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, planning and curating an exhibition of the winning entries, and running The Great Missenden Bake-Off. Sounds like brilliant fun, and pretty impressive too! Even more impressive when you learn that all of this was brought to life this year by the Roald Dahl Museum’s Volunteens.
The Volunteens programme aims to give teenagers aged 13 to 15 years hands-on work experience at the Roald Dahl Museum in Buckinghamshire. The Museum helps facilitate projects designed by the volunteens, enabling them to develop skills in project management, presentation skills, interaction with the public, graphic design, exhibition experience, advertising and PR, and much more…
In 2015, the Museum will kick off the new year with a short term project celebrating the brand new BBC adaptation of Esio Trot. Volunteens will plan, design and advertise a competition called How I Met My Pet, they’ll collate the entries and select the winners, using them to create an exhibition to display in the Museum in time for the February half term holiday.
Volunteens will work on the project over a series of meetings at the Museum which will take place on a selected Mondays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Monday 12 January: Discuss and decide upon the criteria for the competition and design the advertising poster to pass on to thMuseum's PR and Marketing Team.
Monday 26 January: Set up the new exhibition space. Take down the last exhibition, and make swishwiffling signs and labels for the new exhibition.
Monday 9 February: Judge all the entries, select and contact the winners.
If you know any teenagers aged 13 to 15 who you think would love to be involved in the project, the Museum would love to hear from you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.