Volunteer

 

Come and be part of something special - we'll put your time and skills to good use, preserving and promoting our wonderful site.

Catering Manager

 

To manage a small cafeteria which provides catering for occasional public and corporate events, and to assist, from time to time, with smaller events.    

 

A food hygiene certificate would be an advantage.

 

Position to include the following types of activity: Ordering / purchasing foodstuffs and consumables. Managing a small team of catering assistants. Preparing and serving food, drinks and light refreshments in the cafeteria. Washing up. Cleaning food preparation areas. Meeting the public.

 

Suitable for...

WORK WITH THE PUBLIC - ONSITE

Gardener

 

Do you have green fingers? Help to develop and maintain the formal gardens at the Crossness Engines Trust.

 

Volunteer gardeners are needed to carry out planting, weeding, pruning, grass cutting, watering and general tidying.

 

Suitable for...

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY - USE AND BUILD YOUR SKILLS - ONSITE

Tour Guides

Urgently Needed

 

Volunteer tour guides are needed to show groups of visitors around the site and explain its historical significance.

Tour guides engage with visitors, speaking to both individuals and small groups, occasionally wearing Victorian period costume

 

Suitable for...

WORK WITH THE PUBLIC - ONSITE

Public steaming days, educational visits, filming and corporate events take place throughout our busy annual calendar. Some of these days are very exciting when volunteers are involved in a variety of high profile events such as stewarding on major films and music videos.  Volunteers also have the fantastic benefit of free admission all Crossness Public Open Days and events.‚Äč

 

Volunteers primarily work on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays although assistance is often needed on other days if volunteers are free to help. We anticipate that volunteers commit for a minimum of 4 hours per week, when available, and in the first instance for a period of 1 year. Although we fully understand that volunteers have other commitments  and we are happy to discuss specific requirements.

 

 

Volunteering Roles Currently Available

Museum Cleaner

 

A volunteer is needed to help keep all public areas of the museum clean.

 

Volunteers will clean exhibition areas, public facilities and ornamental painted ironwork.

 

Suitable for...

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY - ONSITE

Groundsperson

 

Will help to maintain and landscape all outside areas except the formal gardens in order to restore the grounds to their original Victorian appearance as far as possible.

 

Suitable for...

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY - ONSITE

Restorer

 

The position will be to help to restore disassembled parts of beam engines and other artefacts.

 

Duties will include the cleaning of engine parts using machines and benchwork, painting and labouring.

 

Suitable for...

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY - USE AND BUILD YOUR SKILLS - ONSITE

Electrician

 

Required to undertake general electrical tasks and the installation, design and testing of equipment and systems.

 

Skills and qualifications:  Current installation and PAT testing certificates.

 

A knowledge of industrial systems would be an advantage.

 

Suitable for...

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY - USE AND BUILD YOUR SKILLS - ONSITE

Stonemason

 

A volunteer stonemason is needed by the Trust to restore ornamental stone and brickwork.

 

Suitable for...

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY - USE AND BUILD YOUR SKILLS - ONSITE

Looking for Group Volunteering?

 

Feel like getting out of the office and getting stuck into something different? Or are you looking for a way to get the kids outside? We welcome groups of adults and young people to help us out on site for a half day or full day. 

 

It's a great chance to break away from your normal routine and enjoy getting your hands dirty, making a difference and meeting and learning from Crossness' long-standing volunteers.

 

If you are interested, please contact either Rob Parker or Greg Warner by email or by phone on 020 8311 3711.

 

Get in touch with us, we'd love to hear from you!

 

CROSSNESS

ENGINES

PRESERVING AN INDUSTRIAL CATHEDRAL

NEXT FAMILY OPEN DAY:

Sun 8th April 2018 10:30-16:00

 

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8311 3711
Email: info@crossness.org.uk

 

A Company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No. 2141756
Registered Charity No. 297585

CROSSNESS ENGINES

 

The Old Works

Thames Water S.T.W.

Bazalgette Way

Abbey Wood

London SE2 9AQ