A central aim of the Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust is to ensure dissemination of knowledge about the local area and its history to residents and visitors of all ages. Our youngest residents can particularly benefit from links made between local history and their subject curriculum at school. Since 2011 there has been a continuous programme of contact with schools via visits, talks, workshops, partnership with Elmbridge Museum’s Schools Scheme, fundraising and conservation projects and the development of a quarterly Junior newsletter delivered free to three local primary schools.
The role of Schools Liaison officer is carried out by one of our Trustees, Lynne Randell, supported by a Trust member, Maggie Brine. However, we would like to be able to offer more time and energy to forge links with a broader range of local schools, and to offer a more regular and reliable programme of events as well as access to heritage knowledge and resources for teachers. The role of Schools Liaison volunteer would offer an opportunity for someone to actively engage with school children to raise their awareness of and pride in their local history and to educate them about conservation issues. It would be ideal for an undergraduate History student or Gold DofE candidate, or someone looking for some volunteering experience towards teaching/history/conservation career plans during a gap year. There is scope to mould the role and be innovative in your approach in order to achieve our agreed goals.
Cobham Heritage Day will be taking place this year on Saturday 9th September 2017. As always, the trust relies on volunteers to help the day go smoothly and to be involved with the preparation for the great day.
The purpose of Heritage Day is to provide a community event for the Cobham community with the support and involvement of the local community using local volunteers showcasing Cobham Heritage to the community and to visitors.
We need about 100 volunteers each year and this year we have introduced a new system where you can register and find out which volunteering oportunities are on offer. Even if you only have a couple of hours before or on the day, your contribution of time can make the day a success.
To find out more just click on the Heritage Day Volunteer button below and you will be taken to the Volunteering Opportunities website. Click on the "Fill in an application" button, enter a username and your email address and click the "Save and Continue" button. If you have already registered, just enter your username and password to enter the system and choose the volunteer opportunities you would like to be a part of. The earlier you volunteer, the greater selection of volunteer opportunities will be available.
Become a Volunteer with Cobham Heritage
The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is a local charity which relies on vounteers to help run the Trust, promote local history and conservation issues and organise fund raising events such as our annual Cobham Heritage Day. If you think you might like to join us, visit our Volunteer Vacancies page to find out which roles you might like to get involved with. We always try to make it fun.