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Visitor Experience Volunteer 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.