VOLUNTEER

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Grand Junction is temporarily closed.

This Autumn, as we reopen our doors to our local community, volunteers will play a vital role in helping us to present a dynamic programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults, whilst doing everything reasonably practicable to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

 

Join our team

Take the first step and view our latest volunteering opportunities. To apply, complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days. 

Heritage Weekend Volunteer (One-off Event) Welcome visitors to Grand Junction on Saturday 19 September

Heritage Weekend Volunteer (One-off Event) – Saturday 19 September 2020

Grand Junction is a community, arts and heritage project delivered by Paddington Development Trust in partnership with St Mary Magdalene Church. Recent regeneration work has seen extensive conservation of the Victorian building, and the addition of a contemporary community wing provides a bright, welcoming space for an eclectic and collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults.

On Saturday 19 September 2020, Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene will open its doors to celebrate two fantastic, free, visitor events: Open House London (the world’s largest architecture festival) and Heritage Open Days (England’s largest festival of history and culture).

This year will look a little different to previous years, with many health and safety measures in place to ensure a safe and positive experience for visitors onsite. Volunteers will play a vital role in helping us to reopen our doors to our local community.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

Saturday 19 September 2020 – we ask for a commitment of 3 hours between 10:00-17:00.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, Heritage Weekend Volunteers will:

  • Offer visitors a warm welcome to Grand Junction, and provide clear information about health, safety, and hygiene measures on arrival, to help minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission
  • Supervise visitor meeting points and manage arrival procedures
  • Steward entrances and exits to the building, and toilets, and support the managed flow of visitors throughout the building
  • Collect basic visitor data, including monitoring visitor numbers, and recording personal information to assist the NHS Track and Trace service
  • Help with increased cleaning requirements throughout the building

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Are friendly and welcoming, with excellent customer service skills
  • Enjoy interacting with a diverse range of people
  • Are clear and confident communicators
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Please note that it is our policy that we do not recruit volunteers under the age of 16. Grand Junction requires guardian consent for any young person aged 16 or 17 years old who wishes to become involved in voluntary activities.

Our commitment to you

Grand Junction has a duty of care to all volunteers to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, they are not exposed to risks to their health and safety. Volunteers are afforded the same level of protection to their health and safety as staff and visitors to Grand Junction. A thorough risk assessment has been conducted to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This will be regularly reviewed, and updated government guidance will be monitored and observed. Increased cleaning will take place within the building.

Volunteers will be asked to attend a 1-hour training session ahead of the event so that they are familiar and confident in employing the necessary health & safety measures during their volunteering session.

These sessions will be held on (volunteers are only required to attend one):

  • Tuesday 15 Sept 2020, 19:00 – 20:00 (on Zoom)
  • Thursday 17 Sept 2020, 19:00 – 20:00 (on Zoom)

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain on-the-ground customer service experience in a heritage and community setting
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of a cultural activity for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’

Additional information

  • No previous experience is required for this role. Full training will be provided
  • Volunteers may be required to wear face coverings and gloves

Interested?

Great!

To register, please contact Sara Peskett, Volunteer Manager, on Sara@grandjunction.org.uk or call 07518 710209 with your full name and telephone contact number.

General Volunteer - Autumn 2020 Help us to offer a positive and safe experience for visitors to Grand Junction

General Volunteer – Autumn 2020

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene is a community, arts and heritage venue based at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, run by Paddington Development Trust.

We create, foster, and present an eclectic and collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.

This Autumn, as we reopen our doors to our local community, volunteers will play a vital role in helping us to do everything reasonably practicable to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This will include supporting the Grand Junction team to: – prepare spaces for socially-distanced community activities and cultural events, apply sensible health and safety measures to ensure that visitors have a positive and safe experience, and help visitors to adhere to safety guidelines throughout their visit.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

This role will commence as Grand Junction reopens to visitors during the Autumn.

Grand Junction is usually open Monday – Saturday, offering a range of cultural events and community activities scheduled at various times, including daytime and evenings. We ask for a commitment of 3 hours per week, with a level of flexibility.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, General Volunteers will:

  • Help to prepare the venue ahead of an activity or event, including but not limited to, arranging furniture, displaying information signage and floor markings, setting-up equipment, and restocking reading materials
  • Offer guests a warm welcome to Grand Junction, and providing clear information about health, safety and hygiene measures on arrival, to help minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission
  • Steward entrances and exits to the building, and support the managed flow of visitors throughout the building
  • Support with basic collection of visitor data, including monitoring and restricting visitor numbers, and recording personal information to assist the NHS Track and Trace service
  • Support with increased cleaning requirements, and general upkeep of the building
  • Help to promote activities and events at Grand Junction
  • Administration tasks, including research, data entry, filing, photocopying, shredding and archiving

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Enjoy interacting with a diverse range of people
  • Are clear and confident communicators
  • Are friendly and welcoming, with excellent customer service skills
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, but also thrive when working independently
  • Have basic administration and IT skills, and good attention-to-detail
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Please note that it is our policy that we do not recruit volunteers under the age of 16. Grand Junction requires guardian consent for any young person aged 16 or 17 years old who wishes to become involved in voluntary activities. 

Our commitment to you

Grand Junction has a duty of care to all volunteers to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, they are not exposed to risks to their health and safety. Volunteers are afforded the same level of protection to their health and safety as staff and visitors to Grand Junction. A thorough risk assessment has been conducted to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This will be regularly reviewed, and updated government guidance will be monitored and observed. Increased cleaning will take place within the building.

To support you in your role, volunteers will:

  • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
  • Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
  • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain on-the-ground customer service experience in a heritage and community setting
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence
  • Meet like-minded people, and make friends!
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’

Additional information

  • No previous experience is required for this role. Full training will be provided
  • Volunteers may be required to wear single-use face coverings and gloves
  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.

To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.

Social Media Champion Volunteer (Remote Opportunity) Support us to use social media to promote our work throughout our local community

Social Media Champion Volunteer (Remote Opportunity)

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene is a community, arts and culture venue based at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. We present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.

Our team quickly adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by moving many of our activities online; running live classes and workshops for our local community, and creating engaging videos, podcasts and tours for our YouTube channel.

We’re looking for an experienced and creative volunteer to support us to use our social media channels in the most effective way to promote our work throughout our community.

Where?

Remotely, from home

When?

We ask for a commitment of 3 hours per week, with a level of flexibility.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, the Social Media Champion Volunteer will:

  • Create engaging content to promote our work on social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
  • Schedule posts across all platforms, using HootSuite
  • Manage and respond to direct messages and comments
  • Develop new digital links and relationships with local supporters and organisations
  • Help to grow followers and interactions across all platforms
  • Identify new opportunities for digital promotion
  • Create event and activity listings on online sites, such as EventBrite

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to someone who:

  • Has previous experience of creating visually engaging content for a range of audiences across various social media platforms
  • Is organised, methodical and creative
  • Has design experience, and can follow defined branding guidelines
  • Can quickly adapt to using new applications and platforms
  • Is a clear and confident communicator
  • Enjoys working independently
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:
• Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
• Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
• Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy
• Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
• Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
• Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:
• Gain on-the-ground experience of using various marketing channels to promote a programme of community activities and events, and increase community engagement
• Develop new skills and confidence
• Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’

Additional information

  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references
  • Volunteers should have access to IT equipment and internet access

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.
To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.
To find out more about Grand Junction, please visit www.grandjunction.org.uk

For more information, or for an informal chat about the role, please contact Sara Peskett, Volunteer Manager, on volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk or call 0207 266 8258.
Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

Volunteer Translator (Arabic) Provide accurate translation of our resources and materials, and help us reach more people

Volunteer Translator (Arabic)

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church in Westbourne, run by Paddington Development Trust.

We present an eclectic and collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.

Volunteers enable us to do so much more at Grand Junction. We’re looking for volunteers to provide high-quality translation of our resources and materials to strengthen our communication link with people in our community who have Arabic as their first language. This role offers volunteers an opportunity to make a real difference in our community; to relay vital health and wellbeing information, to engage families in creative social activities, and to connect people from different communities and cultures.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF.
Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown period this role will be undertaken from home.

When?

We ask for a minimum commitment of 3 hours per week, with a level of flexibility.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of the Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Translators will:

  • Provide accurate translation of resources and materials into Arabic, enabling our information to reach more people within the local community
  • Upload translations to a variety of digital design programmes, for the creation of engaging posters and leaflets
  • Proof-check translations and text format
  • Translate and record audio messages into Arabic, for example, voicemail greetings, and facilitate communication between Grand Junction staff and members of our community
  • Attend community activities and events, offering visitors a warm welcome and supporting people to get the most out of their visit to Grand Junction
  • Visit Arabic-speaking groups in the community and promote Grand Junction’s activities and events

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Are able to communicate fluently, both verbally and in writing, in English and Arabic
  • Have some experience in translation or interpreting – desirable, not essential
  • Are competent IT users
  • Have a high level of attention to detail
  • Are friendly, approachable and welcoming, and champion inclusivity
  • Have a passion for supporting people and the local community
  • Are clear and confident communicators, and enjoy engaging with the public
  • Are able to respect confidentiality

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive detailed training specific to the role
  • Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Develop new and existing skills in a community setting
  • Meet like-minded people and make new friends!
  • Contribute to the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’

Additional information

  • Volunteers will require computer and internet access at home to undertake this role. If this is a problem, please contact us to discuss ways in which we may be able to support with this.
  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.

To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.

Oral History Adminstration Volunteer Support us to bring North Paddington's social heritage to life

Oral History Administration Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. We create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.

Our Living Heritage Oral History project aims to record the memories and experiences of people who have lived and worked in the local area, as a unique and impactful way to deepen our understanding of social heritage. We’re looking for volunteers with good administration skills and an interest in local heritage to support us to collate over 30 oral history interviews in preparation for publication and exhibiting.

Where?

Remotely, from your home

When?

We ask for a minimum commitment of 3 hours per week, with a level of flexibility.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of the Volunteer Manager, Oral History Administration Volunteers will:

  • Transcribe audio files to create verbatim records of Living Heritage Project interviews
  • Review transcriptions against audio interviews, correct any incorrect or missing typing, and input timecodes
  • Edit Word documents so that all transcripts are consistently formatted
  • Compose summaries and captions for selected oral history interview extracts
  • Create digital folders for each interview
  • Interpret, curate and create appealing content for publication on the Grand Junction website and the monthly e-bulletin
  • Keep an accurate record of volunteered hours

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Have a passion for living heritage and sharing people’s memories and experiences
  • Possess strong administration skills, including audio typing, writing skills, and using Microsoft Word
  • Enjoy working independently
  • Are looking to develop skills in heritage interpretation
  • Are methodical and organised
  • Have strong listening, reading and written English

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive detailed training specific to the role
  • Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain experience of assisting in collating an oral history project, including reviewing audio transcriptions, formatting documents and writing summaries
  • Develop new skills and gain experience of heritage interpretation
  • Create engaging and appealing content for digital publication
  • Contribute to the collation of a valuable historical source for future generations

Additional information

  • This role will require computer and internet access, and MS Word
  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.

To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.

Visitor Experience Volunteer - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED Meet and greet visitors to our vibrant community hub

Visitor Experience Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust.

Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.

We depend on the support of volunteers to run Grand Junction.  We’re looking for friendly and approachable volunteers to greet visitors to our vibrant community space and offer information and assistance to ensure that all visitors feel welcome and get the most out of their visit.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

Grand Junction is open Monday – Saturday, offering a range of cultural events and community activities scheduled at various times, including daytime and evenings. We ask for a commitment of 3 hours per week, with a level of flexibility.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, Visitor Experience volunteers will:

  • Offer guests a warm welcome to Grand Junction, and signpost visitors around the building
  • Chat with visitors and offer information about our What’s On programme, and promote other activities and events at Grand Junction
  • Update our ‘What’s on today’ screens and community noticeboards
  • Prepare chairs and tables in the Activities Studio for community workshops
  • Provide brief information about the building and its history
  • Keep accurate records of visitor numbers to Grand Junction
  • Support visitors to complete a visitor experience feedback survey
  • Ensure that information leaflets are kept well stocked and displayed for the public
  • Help to ensure that guests have a safe and enjoyable visit to our community space by monitoring health and safety considerations, including inspecting visitor facilities
  • Promote volunteering opportunities at Grand Junction
  • Thank visitors as they leave

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Enjoy interacting with a diverse range of people
  • Are clear and confident communicators
  • Are friendly and welcoming, with good interpersonal skills
  • Take pride in providing excellent customer service skills
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, but also thrive when working independently
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
  • Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
  • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain on-the-ground customer service experience in a heritage and community setting
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence
  • Meet like-minded people, and make friends!
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’

Additional information

  • No previous experience is required for this role. Full training will be provided
  • All volunteers will be asked to wear Grand Junction volunteer t-shirts
  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.

To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.

Marketing and Communications Volunteer - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED Support with the promotion of our community activities and events programme

Marketing and Communications Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, run by Paddington Development Trust.
Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.
Volunteers enable us to do so much more at Grand Junction. We’re looking for passionate, enthusiastic and engaging Marketing and Communications Volunteers to support with the promotion of our community activities and events programme.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

We ask for a commitment of 4 hours per week, with a level of flexibility.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, the Marketing and Communications Volunteer will:
• Create engaging content to promote our work on social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
• Produce regular news articles for the Grand Junction and Paddington Development Trust websites, and write press releases to announce upcoming activities and events
• Prepare a monthly digital bulletin for Grand Junction supporters
• Distribute printed promotional materials to local libraries, schools, doctors’ surgeries and community centres, advertising our activities, and keep accurate records
• Develop links and relationships with local stakeholder organisations
• Create digital and print promotional materials, such as posters and flyers
• Conduct research to identify valuable opportunities to spread the word about Grand Junction and the work we do
• Capture photographs and videos of our activities, and adhere to our image/video consent practices
• Create listings on online event sites, such as EventBrite
• Support Grand Junction to build its mailing lists and social media followers

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:
• Are friendly and approachable, and enjoy talking to people
• Are clear and confident communicators, with an interest in marketing and communications
• Have experience using social media, and creating engaging content
• Are organised and methodical
• Enjoy working independently and as part of a team
• Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:
• Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
• Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
• Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy
• Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
• Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
• Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:
• Gain on-the-ground experience of using various marketing channels to promote a programme of community activities and events, and increase community engagement
• Develop new skills and confidence
• Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’
• Meet like-minded people, and make friends!

Additional information

• Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references.

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.
To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.
To find out more about Grand Junction, please visit www.grandjunction.org.uk

For more information, or for an informal chat about the role, please contact Sara Peskett, Volunteer Manager, on volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk or call 0207 266 8258.
Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

Volunteer Administrator - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED Support with the smooth running of our community activities and volunteer programmes

Volunteer Administrator

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, run by Paddington Development Trust.
Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.
Volunteers enable us to do so much more at Grand Junction. We’re looking for a friendly, organised, methodical volunteer to support with the smooth running of our community activities and volunteer programmes. The role will include a range of essential administrative tasks.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

We ask for a commitment of 3 hours per week, with a level of flexibility

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, the Volunteer Administrator will:
• Support with basic collection and entry of data, including maintaining accurate records of visitor numbers and workshop attendees
• Respond to enquiries by email and telephone
• Update paper and electronic filing systems, including scanning, photocopying and archiving documents
• Prepare printed materials for our activities and volunteer programmes
• Ensure that information leaflets are kept well stocked and displayed for the public
• Help to prepare mailouts to supporters, volunteers and stakeholder organisations
• Upload activities and events to online promotional sites and social media
• Support with operational needs, such as room set-up, venue signage and maintenance of public spaces

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:
• Are clear and confident communicators
• Have basic administration and IT skills, and good attention-to-detail
• Are methodical and flexible, with strong interpersonal skills
• Enjoy working independently
• Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:
• Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
• Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
• Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy
• Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
• Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
• Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:
• Gain experience of a wide range of administration tasks in a heritage and community setting
• Develop new skills and increase confidence
• Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’
• Meet like-minded people and make friends!

Additional information

• Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references.

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.
To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.
To find out more about Grand Junction, please visit www.grandjunction.org.uk

For more information, or for an informal chat about the role, please contact Sara Peskett, Volunteer Manager, on volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk or call 0207 266 8258.
Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

Junction Juniors After-school Club Volunteer - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED Assist at our weekly Junction Juniors session for Year 1 – Year 6 children

Junction Juniors After-School Club Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust.

Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.

Volunteers enable us to do so much more at Grand Junction. We’re looking for enthusiastic, lively and friendly after-school club volunteers to assist at our weekly Junction Juniors session for Year 1 – Year 6 children. Offering a mixture of creative activities, we use art and drama to explore heritage-focused themes, including local historical people, the arts, transport and the environment. Junction Juniors After-School Club volunteers will support facilitators to create a dynamic, engaging and safe learning environment.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

Junction Juniors After-School Club runs on Mondays, 3:45-5:30pm. Volunteers are required to be available from 3-6pm.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of the Young People’s & Schools Manager, Junction Juniors After-School Club volunteers will:

  • Help to prepare the Education Studio ahead of Junction Juniors, including arranging tables and furniture and setting-up arts materials and resources
  • Greet children and parents, and offer a warm welcome to Grand Junction
  • Support parents to complete the necessary registration and consent forms
  • Assist the facilitator to deliver dynamic and engaging activities, and help to foster a friendly, fun and supportive environment
  • Prepare and serve refreshments
  • Help to promote Junction Juniors in the community, including distributing leaflets and posters around the local area
  • Research topics and themes to be explored during the sessions, and prepare resources and materials
  • Collect feedback and evaluation forms from children and parents
  • Help to set down and tidy after the session, including washing up, sweeping, tidying away equipment, moving furniture, and cleaning.

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Enjoy working with children in a learning environment
  • Are friendly, enthusiastic and engaging, with good interpersonal skills
  • Work well as part of a team, and can competently follow instruction
  • Are punctual and proactive
  • Have a good level of spoken English
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
  • Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
  • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’
  • Gain experience of working with children in an arts and cultural community education setting
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence

Additional information

  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)
  • Volunteers may be asked to wear branded t-shirts whilst volunteering at Grand Junction

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.

To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.

To find out more about Grand Junction, please visit www.grandjunction.org.uk

For more information, or for an informal chat about the role, please contact Sara Peskett, Volunteer Manager, on volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk or call 0207 266 8258.

Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

Art Party Saturday Club Volunteer- TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED Assist in delivering our monthly Saturday club for the whole family

Art Party Saturday Club Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust.

Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.

Volunteers enable us to do so much more at Grand Junction. We’re looking for friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic volunteers to assist in delivering our monthly Art Party; a creative Saturday morning club with activities and a bubble disco for the whole family. Art Party volunteers will support the facilitator to deliver activities such as Lego building, mono printing and card making in a dynamic, engaging and safe learning environment.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

Art Party takes over Grand Junction on the third Saturday of each month, from 10am-12pm. Volunteers are required to be available from 9am-12:30pm.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of the Young People’s & Schools Manager, Art Party Saturday Club volunteers will:

  • Help to prepare Grand Junction spaces ahead of Art Party, including arranging tables and furniture, setting-up arts materials and resources, and preparing refreshments
  • Greet children and parents, and offer a warm welcome to Grand Junction
  • Direct visitors around the building
  • Assist facilitators to deliver dynamic and engaging activities, and help to foster a friendly, fun and supportive environment
  • Serve refreshments
  • Collect feedback and evaluation forms from children and parents
  • Help to set down and tidy after the session, including washing up, sweeping, tidying away equipment, moving furniture, and cleaning
  • Help to promote Art Party in the community, including distributing leaflets and posters around the local area

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Enjoy working with children in a learning environment
  • Are friendly, enthusiastic and engaging, with good interpersonal skills
  • Work well as part of a team, and can competently follow instruction
  • Are punctual and proactive
  • Have a good level of spoken English
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive a detailed volunteer induction specific to the role
  • Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
  • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket travel expenses, in accordance with the PDT Volunteer Policy
  • Receive ongoing support from the Young People’s & Schools Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’
  • Gain experience of working with children in an arts and cultural community education setting
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence

Additional information

  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)
  • Volunteers may be asked to wear branded t-shirts whilst volunteering at Grand Junction

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.

To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.

Event Steward Volunteer - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED Lend a hand at gigs, theatre performances and community open days

Event Steward Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust.

Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.

We depend on the support of volunteers to run Grand Junction. We’re looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteer stewards to help us prepare our venue for various arts and culture events, offer our visitors a warm welcome, and provide information and assistance to ensure that our events run smoothly and are enjoyed by all.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

Our What’s On programme includes a range of cultural events and community activities scheduled at various times, including daytime, evenings and weekends. We will invite you to select events which are convenient for you.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, Event Steward volunteers will:

  • Help to prepare the venue ahead of an event, including but not limited to, arranging chairs and furniture, setting-up technical equipment, arranging staging, distributing reading materials, and stocking refreshments
  • Offer guests a warm welcome to Grand Junction, check event tickets, and signpost visitors around the venue
  • Enrich visitor experience by answering information queries about the event, or the venue
  • Help to ensure that guests have a safe and enjoyable visit to our community space by monitoring health and safety considerations, including supervising fire exits and inspecting visitor facilities
  • Assist staff in serving and selling refreshments, and collecting empty glassware and tableware after use
  • Helping to set down after an event, including but not limited to, stacking and tidying away equipment, moving furniture, and clearing and cleaning the event area

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Enjoy working as part of a team with shared responsibilities
  • Are friendly and welcoming, with good interpersonal skills
  • Take pride in providing excellent customer service skills
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
  • Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
  • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT Volunteer Policy
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain on-the-ground customer service experience in an arts and culture community setting
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence
  • Meet like-minded people, and make friends!
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’

Additional information

  • This role may involve some tasks requiring heavy lifting. Volunteers will receive Health & Safety training ahead of volunteering at our events and may opt-out of manual handling tasks
  • Risk assessments are conducted by Grand Junction staff ahead of all community events
  • All volunteers will be asked to wear Grand Junction volunteer t-shirts
  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.

To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.

For more information, or for an informal chat about volunteering at Grand Junction, please contact Sara Peskett, Volunteer Manager, on volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk or call 0207 266 8262.

Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

Heritage Ambassador Volunteer - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED Facilitate inspiring and engaging tours for the public

Heritage Ambassador Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust.

Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces.

We depend on the support of volunteers to run Grand Junction. We’re looking for friendly and engaging volunteers to deliver inspiring talks and tours of our vibrant church and community arts venue. Our tours tell the story of the building’s rich Victorian history, and its connection to the development of the local area.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

Grand Junction offers free heritage talks and tours to the public from Monday – Saturday, both daytime and evenings. We ask for a commitment of 3 hours per week, with a level of flexibility.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, Heritage Ambassador volunteers will:

  • Learn about the fascinating history of St Mary Magdalene’s Church, and the living heritage of the local area, and carry out independent research where necessary
  • Deliver engaging and inspiring scripted tours of the building and immediate local area for people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Offer visitors a warm welcome, and enrich their experience by supporting visitors to get the most out of their visit to Grand Junction
  • Champion inclusivity, and adapt talk and tour content to suit the audience
  • Keep accurate records of visitor numbers to the building
  • Support visitors to complete visitor experience feedback
  • Offer visitors information about our What’s On programme, and other activities and events at Grand Junction
  • Promote volunteering opportunities at Grand Junction to visitors and the public
  • Help to ensure that guests have a safe and enjoyable visit by monitoring health and safety considerations within and outside the building

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Have a passion for, or a willingness to learn about, history, architecture and the living heritage of the local area
  • Are clear and confident communicators, and enjoy engaging with the public
  • Are friendly, approachable and welcoming, and champion inclusivity
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, but also thrive when working independently
  • Are committed to excellent customer service skills
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
  • Earn Time Credits which can be spent on doing something enjoyable, such as going to the theatre, exercise classes or attractions
  • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain on-the-ground experience of delivering engaging heritage talks for the public
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence
  • Meet like-minded people and make friends!
  • Contribute to the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’

Additional information

  • This role will involve being outdoors for short periods
  • All volunteers will be required to wear Grand Junction volunteer t-shirts
  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application.

To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.

For more information, or for an informal chat about volunteering at Grand Junction, please contact Sara Peskett, Volunteer Manager, on volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk or call 0207 266 8262.

Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

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