The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is a local charity which relies on vounteers to help run the Trust to promote local history and conservation issues and organise fund raising events such as our annual Cobham Heritage Day.
A key role is to market and publicise the Trust to our local residents using traditional methods and social media. We also need someone to manage the limited advertising offered in our quarterley magazine.
Agree dates for the four Open meetings with all committee members well before the beginning of the year, and book dates with the Village Hall secretary.
Confirm with the Cobham Village Hall secretary before each meeting:
- That the meeting is going ahead on the agreed date
- PA needed
- Projector and screen needed
- Helpers for chairs and tables
Book speaker (if required) – agree fee, any other requirements (slides etc)
Within the week before meeting, check who is providing / helping with
- Soft drinks, biscuits etc
- Selling books, postcards etc
- Meet & greet
On the day of the meeting:
- Arrive around 7pm to oversee arrangement of chairs, tables, PA etc
- Greet speaker (if there is one) and ensure they have what they need
Treasurer will provide floats for raffle, wine & book sales, and collect proceeds at end of night. Pay helpers in cash (for tables & chairs). Pay invoice for hire of hall when issued.
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.