'I liked the thought of volunteering with my family, so I started volunteering too!'
October 1st, 2018
Kathryn has volunteered for the Royston and District Museum & Art Gallery for 20 years, and in that time has seen a lot of change to the organisation. The museum achieved its Accreditation status in 2012 and this highlights the standards of professional practice that the museum strives to maintain and improve on. #TeamHerts Volunteering interviewed her to find out more about her role.
Where do you volunteer and for how long have you been doing it?
I’ve volunteered at Royston Museum for nearly 20 years, and have been in a variety of roles throughout the years.
How did you get in to volunteering and what do you do?
My husband used to be involved with the museum, and then my daughter spent some time volunteering here too. I liked the thought of doing it as well, so I then started volunteering too! My role is on the reception desk. I welcome visitors, carry out shop sales, and answer any questions I can about the museum.
What do you enjoy about your volunteer role, and how does it benefit you?
Simply put, I enjoy helping out. Especially in such an interesting organisation as this one. I have learned a lot since I started volunteering here.
What difference are you making by volunteering?
I get to help our local museum and encourage the local community to engage with us.
If someone was interested in finding out more about the organisation you volunteers for how could they get in touch?