Our team of brilliant volunteers work alongside staff to ensure the Museum runs smoothly. Now you can meet them! On the blog we hope to highlight the contribution that our valued volunteers make, and reveal a bit about the work they do here at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising!
Volunteer Profile: Avriel, Education Intern
- Why did you decide to volunteer at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising?
I wanted to work with a museum learning department which had a clear vision yet could still grow. Many museum learning departments have a clear vision but a full program schedule, so there’s not much expanding happening. I wanted to help create programming which would benefit the museum (as well as myself) but wouldn’t be tossed after I left just because it was an exercise for me to learn how to make a learning pack.
- What do you enjoy most about volunteering at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising?
I really enjoy the environment. Everyone wants to help each other and I don’t feel like a nuisance. I really like that I can learn and do at the same time.
- What have you learnt from your time volunteering here?
I’ve learned how to interact with the visitors as well as my co-workers. I’ve had little experience working in a museum and I did not interact with the visitors much as I mostly did office work.
- What is your favorite object in the collection?
My favorite object is the R2-D2 from the Star Wars portion of the 1970s. I’m a huge Star Wars fan and he’s my favourite.