Volunteer Roles Available

Wanted: volunteers to help run our heritage project

30 years ago people with learning disabilities were locked up in long term hospitals or institutions. People First Merseyside, the regions first self-advocacy group, was set up to campaign against this.

Self-advocacy is a movement which has enabled people with learning disabilities to speak up for themselves and have rights and choices. People First Merseyside has recently embarked on a Heritage Lottery funded project called ‘The Advocacy Story’, which will ensure people with learning disabilities will also have a voice in their heritage.

Liverpool Archive currently has no records on advocacy for people with learning disabilities. By volunteering on this project you will help ensure the story of self-advocacy will never be forgotten.

We have two roles available and are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least half a day a week.


As a Community Heritage Assistant you will:

– Enable and empower people to tell their stories through oral history, exhibitions, art and performance, preserving their heritage for future generations.

– Facilitate people’s involvement in a creative and fulfilling project.

-Gain experience of working in the field of community heritage, helping to facilitate workshops and meetings with adults with learning disabilities.

– Conduct research for a Heritage Lottery funded project.

As an Accessible Communications Assistant you will:

– Enable and empower people to tell their stories through oral history, exhibitions, art and performance, preserving their heritage for future generations.

– Facilitate people’s involvement in a creative and fulfilling project.

-Gain experience of working in a user led organisation for adults with learning disabilities, where 85% of the board of directors are members.

– Gain experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities.

 

Download role descriptions and desirable qualities here:

Community Heritage Assistant Role Description

Accessible Communication Assistant role description

These roles are very flexible and can be tailored to suit people with previous experience and degrees as well as those just starting out or who have come to the heritage industry via a less traditional route.

 

Contact Holly Gilson on 0151 707 6751 or hollyg@peoplefirst.uk.com for more information.

To apply please send a short email or cover letter to Holly explaining how you meet the desirable qualities.

Alternatively you can also apply by phoning for an informal conversation about how you meet the desirable qualities.

 

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