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 Londonís 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 2015 winner is Olivier Anscombe

Olivier started at the museum as a Visitor Experience volunteer. His keen interest in history and museums meant he was eager to identify with a role that he could fully commit to and one that would support the museum in its initiatives. Olivier has proven himself to be clever, proactive and has easily understood what is required of him. He was quick to learn all aspects of the role, supporting the Visitor Services team and responding to their requests as quickly and efficiently as he could.

Earlier this year he applied for the museumís Apprenticeship programme and was successfully offered the role of Audio Visual Team Administrator and is currently working towards his Level 3 in Business Administration. Olivier also took part in the Successful Volunteer Involvement Seminar run at the Museum of London Docklands and spoke confidently about his experience as a young volunteer to over 70 people from 50 organisations. He also took part in the panel Q&A; session afterwards providing feedback and contributing answers.

Olivier has excelled in his role as a volunteer and on his own merits and abilities has achieved a place as an Apprentice within the museum showing a true development of achievement.

Pictured: Olivier delivering a seminar at the Museum (top), Olivier being presented with his Award by Clive Bannister, Chairman of the Museum of London (left) and Brian Marsh, Chairman of the MCT (right)


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Previous Winners:

2014 Ben Thorne

2013 Jennie Saunders