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Subscriptions and donations to the Whimple History Society are not enough to cover the day-to-day running costs of the Heritage Centre. Whilst grants are sometimes available for specific projects, they are not usually awarded to cover basic running costs (pandemic related grants were an exception to this). In the past we have relied on fundraising events such as the bi-ennial auction of pledges and promises and the summer treasure hunt to bridge the gap.

Unfortunately, we no longer have enough volunteers to run our fund raising events, and we are looking to build a team to do this with one person to take charge overall. You would not have to take part in every fundraising activity, but could do as much or as little as you have time for. If you have great organisational skills and like working with people, then this could be for you. Please contact us if you would like to discuss it further. We would love to hear from you!

All items accepted into our collection by the Curator have to be catalogued and then appropriately stored. On occasion the Curator may want to remove items from store to put them on display, and items taken off display have to be returned to storage.

The size of our collection is now such that we have decided to appoint a dedicated Collections Manager, who will take over primary responsibility for these tasks from the Archivist.

You will be supervising a small team of volunteers who will assist you. A degree of physical fitness is required, as access to the main storage area is under a 3ft high beam. Basic computer skills would be an advantage as the catalogue is computerised, but this is not essential as full training will be given. The ability to take a methodical approach and to work to a high degree of accuracy is essential.

You will be reporting to the Curator and Archivist.

If you can spare a minimum of 3 hours per week then please contact us. There is at present a backlog of items waiting to be processed, so if you are able to spare more than 3 hours per week then that would be useful.




This is a new role. We are looking for a volunteer to take over all aspects of marketing the Heritage Centre. Up until now there has been no co-ordinated marketing strategy.

Duties will include:

    1. Managing the Twitter account, and setting up and managing          other social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook)
    2. Writing a regular update for the Whimple News
    3. Keeping the website up-to-date
    4. Producing and distributing leaflets
    5. Advertising on local tourism websites
    6. Arranging History Society talks, and producing promotional          posters and distributing them around the village

Whilst membership of the History Society is not necessary for this role, it will be advantageous to attend the History Society committee meetings as a guest in order to be kept informed about what is being planned. The meetings take place monthly in the evening.

You will be reporting to the committee.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further. 


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