This is a fantastic and worthwhile opportunity for someone who has a bit of free time. Popular and historic Birmingham sites need people who are enthusiastic about Birmingham's past, people who like being busy, and enjoy chatting with others who are interested in the following locations.
Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House and Weoley Castle Ruins; these historic spots require a little help, if you're available. If you have a spare afternoon, or would simply like some priceless work experience Birmingham City Council is reaching out to the public, and asking if you can lend a helping hand.
I have volunteered in my youth, and I have to say it was such a worthwhile experience. My volunteering only lasted three weeks because that's all they needed, but if was incredibly humbling and fulfilling. I learned more about myself than about the role, and realised I'm a bit of a work-a-holic. Not everyone is the same, but I couldn't recommend an opportunity like this any more.
The locations which require a bit of help are quite quiet, so if you're a gentle soul don't worry if you're expecting a high volume of customers – it's not like that. Weoley Castle Ruins is admittedly the busier of the locations, but Sarehole and Soho simply need a few extra hands. I might suggest this to my Nan, who, at seventy-four is still an active lady.
Maybe you know someone who used to work in a public-facing role, but they're now only working part time, or would like some extra work. The interaction with the public promises to be varied, plus it gets someone who is normally parked in front of the TV all day, out of the house.