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. The earlier you volunteer, the greater selection of volunteer opportunities will be available.
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.
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.