Children and Young People Activities Volunteer

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Daniel Adamson Preservation Society Published: April 19, 2017
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Youth Work
Suitable for under 18s


The Daniel Adamson is a remarkable survivor from the steam age and a most unusual vessel. A small but incredibly powerful canal tug, she was built to tow long strings of barges laden with goods from the inland towns of Cheshire and the Potteries to the great seaport of Liverpool. She made her appearance on the Mersey at a time when old-fashioned sailing ships still jostled for space on the Liverpool waterfront with the great steamships and ocean liners of the Edwardian era. It will be sailing up the Weaver and the Manchester Ship Canal from the National Waterways Museum throughout the summer.


  • Facilitate learning experiences with children and young people
  • Examining artefacts on board the vessel
  • Exploring questions about the Danny's past
  • Participating in exploratory team activities and creative making activities
  • Lead guided school visits
  • Help with family events in the school holidays
  • occasional weekends
  • Easter and Christmas

Act as hosts to visiting families with access requirements


  • Previous experience of working with children or young people would be an advantage
  • Safeguarding knowledge
  • An interest in heritage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good listening skills

Number of Hours: 2-4 hours Required Mon- Fri (from September)  Reports to Learning and Participation Manager

Training and Support:

Induction, Fire Awareness, Customer Service, Health & Safety, First Aid, Food Hygiene


Develop new and existing skills, Share skills with others and to help them develop and to preserve those skills for future generations, Educate others in the working and history of a unique working museum, Meet new people


Volunteers will be able to participate for as few or as many sessions as they wish, although it is hoped that volunteers will wish to participate on an ongoing basis

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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