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Reception Desk volunteer

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

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Volunteering Opportunities at The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

Who are we?

The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution is a charity promoting advancement in the arts and sciences. With the commitment and energy of our wonderful volunteers, The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific institution has become a centre of cultural activity open to all.

Volunteering opportunities at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.
We are currently looking for Reception Desk Volunteers.

What will I do as a Reception Desk Volunteer?

As a Reception Desk Volunteer, you will be the first point of contact for visitors to our institution. You will be responsible for greeting visitors, answering the telephone, checking and responding to email, printing out and displaying publicity materials, carrying out any administrative tasks the management team might need help with, working on publicity for various events. You will also be the first point of contact for people accessing our exhibits.

What skills and qualities do I need?

We are looking for cheerful and well-presented individuals, who are comfortable dealing with members of the public. You will need to have a confident telephone manner and be adept in the use of Microsoft office. Since you will also be the first point of contact for people accessing our exhibitions, an interest in the arts or sciences would be of enormous benefit; we are looking for volunteers who share the institutions passion for educational and cultural activity. All new volunteers will undertake an initial induction and receive full training and ongoing support from the volunteer coordinator.

What does the institution offer in return?

The BRLSI offer regular social events for our volunteers such as our annual summer and Christmas parties, and a rich and varied volunteer experience. Our volunteers also receive training and talks on our current exhibitions and our collection. We are committed to helping and supporting the career development of our volunteers where we can.

To find out more about our volunteering programme visit our volunteer blog brlsivolunteer.wordpress.


Admin, Basic IT skills - internet & email, Good IT Skills, Reading & Writing, Communications, Interpersonal

We are looking for people happy to work with members of the public, and ideally we wish for them to have strong Microsoft Office skills. Since we are a Literary and Scientific institution, we are looking for people with a strong interest in the arts and sciences.

Working for BRLSI, you will meet a wide variety of people and get given some very interesting work to do . The BRLSI is a good starting point for anyone looking to build their CV or put there passion for the arts and sciences into something worthwhile. BRLSI Desk volunteers have numerous social opportunities and benefits available.

Further location details may be provided below.

Gerie Herbert

The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution 16-18 Queen Square, BATH.


On the left hand side of Queen Square, looking up toward the park.


Email volunteer@brlsi.org

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18 and over

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