Volunteering opportunities Due to the current Museum closure, our volunteer programme is temporarily suspended. Please see below a selection of volunteer roles usually on offer. If you have any questions about volunteering at the Museum, or would like to be added to a list for volunteer opportunity updates once we re-open, please contact Melissa Chatton, email@example.com for more information. Visitor Engagement Volunteer 1 or 2 4-hour shifts per week (min 3 months) Help bring our collection to life and tell the story of Florence Nightingale. Volunteers will support staff to play a vital role in the daily running of the Museum. They will help to engage diverse audiences and provide our visitors with an excellent visitor experience. A regular pattern of working days is preferred with some degree of flexibility negotiable. These shifts will be in the afternoon (13.00-17.00) on weekdays and morning (10:00-14:00) or afternoon (13:00-17:00) on weekends. You will be expected to undertake some basic object handling and tour training and attend further training facilitated by the museum if required. Main Activities: Assist the Visitor Experience team by facilitating short 15 min introduction tours to visitors Facilitate object handling sessions with visitors Meet and greet visitors Help the museum gain an insight of its audience by encouraging visitors to take part in visitor surveys and recording visitor engagement data Assist the retail team in promoting the museum guide book to visitors Assist the retail and admission team at operating the welcome desk and till to cover lunch breaks Assist the learning team in setting up and clearing away school sessions Support the learning team with the preparation and facilitation of holiday activities for families Occasionally usher at evening events and represent the museum at outreach events off-site Carrying out other visitor engagement activities as required on the day (training or briefing will be provided where necessary) Contributing to the upkeep and visual appearance of the museum by keeping it clean and tidy for our visitors Learning Volunteer 1 or 2 4-hour shifts per week (min 3 months) Support our Learning Programme to ensure that our schools and families have the best possible experience during their visit to the museum. We are seeking help from volunteers who are passionate about museum and heritage education and keen to gain hands-on experience in a museum learning environment. A regular pattern of working days is preferred with some degree of flexibility negotiable. These shifts will be on weekday mornings (10.00-14.00). Shifts in school holidays may vary. Main Activities: • Assist the learning team in setting up and packing down school sessions • Help the actor-explainer with greeting school groups and crowd control on gallery • Explain the workshop activities to teachers and pupils and support the group’s engagement with the museum • Support the learning team with the facilitation of holiday activities for families • Help with preparation, set
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A statue at The Basilica of Santa Croce.
Premiere of the movie ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ attended by Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, 1951Kristin Buhnemann2020-03-15T12:16:15+00:00
Money generated from the movie were donated to the Royal College of Nursing.
Poem written after the Crimean War.
Marty McFly's fell in love as a result of the Florence Nightingale Effect.
Mattel partnered with the Florence Nightingale Museum
Nightingale was known to be fond of curry and was the inspiration for this recipe.
A military nurse serving in the British Army.
International alumni group of the Florence Nightingale Foundation.
Descendant of Nightingale’s original Training School for Nurses at St Thomas’ Hospital.
French commemorative bronze medallion.
Nightingale advocated for women's health care in India.
Florence wanted to improve conditions for people in India.
Inspired by Nightingale, in 2020 the charity ME Action is seeking to illustrate the links between disabled campaigners across the centuries.