Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-12 June 2016.
The Visitor Centre has a team of over 50 volunteers and Paul Hubbert is just one of them.
This is Paul’s story:
I decided to become a volunteer at the Visitor Centre as I had recently retired and was looking for flexible options that would provide an opportunity to have some element of public interaction but without the commitment of being employed and obligated to specific timeframes.
My previous role involved a good level of client interaction at a complex level and I was looking for exposure to this, in explaining a relatively complex set of events in a readily digestible way.
I get a huge amount of satisfaction from helping visitors enjoy and get the most from their visit to the Centre. The story behind Richard III is in itself fascinating and to help others appreciate and understand this is very motivating.
It is always good to get a ‘thank you’ from a visitor who has appreciated the amount and quality of information and communication that I have provided. I really enjoy talking to groups of people and encourage them to ask questions that enhance their experiences.
I also have enjoyed researching some of the finer points of the story and then relaying this as part of my presentation and also feeling informed sufficiently to provide answers to visitor questions.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Visitor Centre, please contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org