Marsh Award for Museum of London Volunteers - Young Volunteer of the Year
This Award is run in partnership with the Museum of London and recognises the contributions made to the Museum by an exceptional young volunteer.
Many young people volunteer with the Museum of London, contributing their time, skills and interests to helping the Museum share with the public London’s great history. This Award supports these efforts.
The Museum of London cares for more than two million objects in its collections and attracts over 400,000 visitors per year. It holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe.
Pictured above: Volunteer, Sigrid, checking a drawn plan by a course participant
The 2016 winner is Georgie Taylor
At 17 years of age, Georgie Taylor is a very committed member of the Hands-on history object handling team. She helped at 18 sessions in her free time while being at school and also attended a number of training and briefing sessions. Georgie has an expansive knowledge which always impresses the public and has been committed to all aspects of her role. Georgie is very confident around both adults and children and is a great team leader. Georgie has given up her time to give feedback on her volunteering experiences which has then been used to shape the role itself. Without Georgie’s enthusiasm and commitment, some of the 1,600 visitors the team has interacted this year would not have been attended to. As well as helping the Hands-on history team, Georgie has assisted at family festivals and many other events, participating in all the different activities she does with enthusiasm.
Pictured: Georgie leading a Hands-on History session with some visitors to the museum
Museum of London
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