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Celebrating International Volunteer Day

On 5 December it was International Volunteer Day. As a way of celebrating this day and to say thank you to all the University of Cambridge Museums volunteers, we decided to have a party!

We are very proud of our volunteers. Across our eight museums and the Botanic Garden there are 449 volunteers involved in activities ranging from assisting with the various learning and family activities through to “behind the scenes” cataloguing roles. In the past year volunteers contributed 25,933 hours of their time to University of Cambridge Museums activities. There are a lot of things that we just couldn’t do without them.

To start the day we promoted the work of our volunteers through twitter, focusing on specific volunteers and their motivations for getting involved. These ranged from enjoying working with the public to assisting with rehabilitation after a stroke. It was quite humbling.

The evening event took place at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science where drinks and nibbles were served to a team of about 40 Volunteers from across the University of Cambridge Museums. Everyone started chatting and networking straight away as it was the ideal opportunity to meet with fellow volunteers from across the museums.

Find out how you can get involved and volunteer with the University of Cambridge Museums on our website.

Niki Hughes, Opening Doors Project Coordinator, University of Cambridge Museums

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This entry was posted on December 13, 2016 by in Behind the Scenes, Goal 4, News and tagged , , .
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