Volunteer's Week - Town Centre Tour Guides and Exhibition Volunteers

It's Volunteer's Week!

We rely on our volunteers to deliver many of the important services we provide. This week, we'll be highlighting the sorts of volunteering opportunities that are available, thanking our volunteers, and showing you how you can get involved!

Day 4 - Falkirk THI - Town Centre Tour Guide

Tour Guides enjoy sharing local history and stories with the groups they take on walks around Falkirk town centre. They highlight the ‘hidden histories’ of the buildings and help to promote the work of the Falkirk THI project on the historic areas of the town. The expected commitment is 1-2 tours a month (tours last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes), across Summer and Doors Open Day Weekend. Training is a total of 16 hours over 3 sessions.

What training is required? 

‘Guiding is Fun! Training Event’ (provided by Scottish Tour Guide Association) and ‘Falkirk Walking Through History’ (historical background and walking route)

Town Guide - Steve

One of our Tour Guides, Steve, says:

"As a tour guide at the Helix, home of Kelpies, volunteering for the Town Centre Tours was my way of giving something back to the Falkirk Community Trust and Falkirk. I am looking forward to sharing the fabulous history of Falkirk with locals and tourists alike.”

For more information please contact Julia Branch, THI Engagement Officer. 

Exhibition Volunteers 

Exhibition Volunteers steward pop-up history exhibitions in Falkirk town centre. They welcome visitors and encourage them to learn more about their local history. Visitors often share their own stories with the volunteers. These exhibitions would not happen without the support of these volunteers. The commitment is 3 hour shifts when the annual Falkirk THI exhibition open (2-3 Months/September onwards). Volunteers choose their shifts and frequency.

What training is required? 

An introduction to exhibition topic and a tour of the exhibition space and display.

Tour Guide - Rebecca

One of our volunteers, Rebecca, says: 

"Volunteering with the THI has improved my knowledge and appreciation for my hometown that I previously knew very little about. Working in the exhibition has not only improved my people skills, but has also given me a new enthusiasm for the history that surrounds us in our everyday lives"

For more information please contact Julia Branch, THI Engagement Officer. 



Published on Sunday, 4th June 2017

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Falkirk Community Trust
Falkirk Stadium
4 Stadium Way

01324 590900