Still time to join the team ‘walking with dinosaurs’ this summer

Thursday 9 June

Since an appeal went out in early May for volunteers to help with the T.rex: The Killer Question exhibition at Peterborough Cathedral this summer, there has been a very encouraging response. But more volunteers are still needed

Anyone interested in joining the team is invited to attend a Recruitment Meeting from 12 noon to 1.30pm on Sunday 19th June and find out more.

The Natural History Museum’s touring exhibition of animatronic and other dinosaur models will be on show at the Cathedral from 18th July until 3rd September and volunteers are needed in all sorts of roles. They might be welcoming and giving information to visitors, selling and checking tickets or helping to sell dinosaur merchandise. Those working as exhibition assistants will be literally ‘walking with dinosaurs’ as they circulate within the exhibition, making sure it is all clean and tidy, and assisting visitors with queries.

Anyone who likes working with people and is happy to be amongst the roaring and moving of the dinosaurs, is welcome to get in touch.

Volunteers Wanted graphicCharlotte Amato-Gauci, Volunteer Coordinator at the Cathedral, said:

“We are delighted that already thirty people have volunteered, from 6th formers and young people looking for work experience, to dinosaur enthusiasts, volunteers whose usual workplaces are quiet in the summer and some who are newly retired. There are still plenty of opportunities as the exhibition runs over a six-week period and there are both evening and daytime shifts to cover.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills and support your community - you also get to spend time in an awe-inspiring building. Without volunteers, we simply could not manage at the Cathedral and we value their time greatly. If you can’t make it on 19th June, you can get in touch with me direct to find out more.”

Graham Williams, who first started volunteering at the Cathedral for the Tim Peake’s Spacecraft exhibition in 2018, said:

“I really enjoy volunteering for the Cathedral. The staff are always so friendly and make you feel comfortable and appreciated. This really helps you to help others. Talking with and helping all the visitors to the Cathedral is a two-way street. They go away having had a wonderful day and you go away knowing that you helped to make that happen. It’s a very rewarding experience.”

Information about volunteering for the T.rex: The Killer Question exhibition is on the Cathedral website at www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/dino-volunteer.aspx, and the Volunteer Coordinator can be contacted via volunteer.coordinator@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk or on 01733 355315.

The T.rex: The Killer Question exhibition was produced and developed by the Natural History Museum, London. For tickets and more information about the exhibition, please visit www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/t.rex.

 

Photo above: Ankylosaurus © The Natural History Museum London

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