Volunteering at ‘Devil’s Porridge Museum’ – Alistair’s story

I have been volunteering at Devil’s Porridge Museum for about 4 months now, along with 3-months of work experience I did back in 2016. I came back with ‘Employability Scotland’ to expand my work experience, gain more understanding in museum activities and improve my social skills with staff. Since returning I have tried to prove … [Read more…]

Week 8 – Go on give it a go, public engagement for ‘newbies’, Team CASPA

I can’t believe I am writing about the last few weeks of our Team CASPA project. Tomorrow is our final day, when we will be leaving the Museum of London archive behind to visit the museums’ Docklands site and carry out a little public engagement. We will be sharing what we have learnt about Fulham … [Read more…]

Week 7 – Give us a job – Team CASPA

Volunteer Inclusion Projects (VIPs) are run regularly at the Museum of London Archive, but part of the challenge of working with Team CASPA, who are young autistic adults, is providing more of a work experience environment. Only 16% of autistic adults are in work, research from the National Autistic Society (NAS) has revealed this figure … [Read more…]

Week 3 – Can you be too supportive? – Team CASPA

One of the disadvantages of volunteering in different roles at different museums is you sometimes get a clash of dates. Week 3 of Team CASPA finds me heading off to South London for an Access Advisory Group meeting at the Horniman Museum rather than heading to the Museum of London archive. I am anxious about … [Read more…]

Week 1 – Unicorns and Mermaids – Team CASPA – the pre-visit, volunteering at the Museum of London

Here we go, Week 1. I can’t believe we are ready to get this project off the ground. I am volunteering on a new project at the Museum of London archive working with Adam Corsini, Collections Manager, and a group of young people from CASPA, a charity that supports children, young people and families affected … [Read more…]