09:00AM, Friday 05 August 2016
A call for volunteers to support the Marlow Museum as it looks to expand is being made by its chairman.
The museum, which is based in the Court Garden Leisure Centre in Pound Lane, is appealing for a number of volunteers to step forward to become stewards or committee members.
Chairman Michael Hyde is hoping anyone with an interest in Marlow can come and help the existing committee members who currently each have about four or five roles to manage.
There are vacancies for a vice-chairman, trustee, volunteer coordinator, fundraising manager, time credits coordinator, advertising and publicity organiser, website and
social media organiser and stewards within the museum.
Entirely staffed and run by volunteers, it is looking to be able to expand in the future and one day move to larger premises, but for this to happen it needs more manpower.
Michael said: “We can manage as we are for now but we’d like to expand. Having more people means bringing more ideas as well.
“For example I am chairman, but we have no vice-chairman, it would be nice to have someone to take on that role and learn how to take meetings and manage when I am not available.
“Currently we have some people looking after five positions, but what happens when that person goes on a two-week holiday? We’d like to share the load.
“Anyone with any bright ideas, we would welcome them.”
Though experience in a museum is not essential, for some roles such a fundraising or publicity, organiser Michael is hoping people who have retired from those professions will step forward.
He added: “We would like to use their skills.
“Even if people just have an interest in Marlow and the community they would be welcome.”
Marlow Museum has displays about the town’s history and currently has a temporary exhibition about General George Higginson, after whom Higginson Park is named.
If you are interested in volunteering, you can visit the museum or attend its Volunteer Coffee Mornings on the first Wednesday of the month in the Waitrose Cafe in Chapel Street.
Alternatively go to www.marlowmuseum.org for more information and use the contact form on the website.
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