Volunteering Coffee Morning

Published: 19 February 2019



The HLF Activity Plan running alongside the refurbishment project involves delivering several events and activities to engage the local community about the heritage of the building.   STC are now looking to recruit a team of volunteers to assist with the planning and running of these community events and activities.



A coffee morning is being held on Thursday 14th March at Bat & Ball Station to enable people to find out more about volunteer opportunities available at the Station. People can pop in for a chat between 10am and 12pm to ask any questions, talk to other volunteers and sign up, if they wish.


Volunteering - STC are looking for people who are passionate about local history, confident, approachable and enjoy meeting new people plus have some time to give. These volunteering roles will help people to learn new skills, develop an excellent knowledge of local history, gain customer facing experience and bring history to life for visitors.



Volunteers at Bat & Ball Station will

  • Be part of an enthusiastic and friendly team
  • Take part in customer service and first aid training 
  • Be provided with corporate clothing

There are a variety of roles available including Heritage Explainer, Education, Arts & Craft and Oral History volunteers.

Heritage Explainers will research the heritage of the building and provide inspiring short talks about the history of the station and the restoration project at public events such as Heritage Open Days.  By getting involved Heritage Explainers will use their people skills, make new friends and become part of a motivated team of volunteers, helping visitors to discover more about this local heritage landmark.

Education Volunteers will work with staff and other volunteers in the delivery of education workshops relating to the historic aspects of Bat & Ball Station.  We want people who are interested in heritage education, able to bring to life the stories connected to the station, keen to share ideas and help to prepare and develop resources.

Arts & Crafts volunteers will support and deliver children’s arts and craft activities at one-off events at the station or help to make and create Victorian style children's dressing up outfits and props to use in our education workshops.

Oral History Volunteers will be helping to create oral histories by talking to and encouraging past employees, residents etc. to reminisce about their association with the station, then recording and transcribing the data.

More information about the roles can also be found on the volunteering section of this website.