Bath Preservation Trust has been involved in this structured volunteer induction scheme since 2017. For six weeks participants are paired with a trained museum mentor who supports them to complete creative research on an object or area of the museum collection that interests them.
This offers progression pathways for people who have already engaged with us through The Gardener’s Lodge Art Group and FreshArt@ projects. Through the programme it is hoped that participants develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to become regular volunteers and develop transferable ‘back to work’ skills.
This scheme is now partnering with REMPLOY, a national organisation which supports those with disabilities (including experience of mental health issues) into sustainable paid employment. This partnership will help us to identify people who would benefit most from this mentored volunteering opportunity.
Watch a film about the project.
For further practical information about how to get involved please click here – information about current Pathways to Wellbing groups.