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Archives on Tour Volunteer Driver

As part of our exhibitions programme we are delighted to have an Archives on Tour display trailer hitting the road this summer and autumn. The trailer is a fantastic converted cattle trailer towable on a standard UK driving license. For summer and autumn 2021 the trailer will be kitted out with a display all about the history of Ipswich Town Football Club and we will be joining up with the Rural Coffee Caravan and Sporting Memories to visit different places. 

We are putting together a programme of locations we would like to take the trailer to over the summer and autumn including village greens, community centres, schools and many more. We need your help to tow the trailer to our different venues using your experience of towing and driving with similar vehicles or units.

This will be a wonderful way to get out and about across the county, visit different events, and meet new people.

There will be an induction process to go over key paperwork, familiarisation with the trailer and training. 

What's involved?

  • Go through induction process, familiarisation, and where suitable training for use and towing of the trailer.
  • Tow the Suffolk Archives trailer using your own suitable vehicle from where it is stored to the host venue in Suffolk such as a local community centre or village event and get parked up and unhooked.
  • Assist with getting the trailer set up for the event.
  • You may want to join in the event and help with engaging visitors with Suffolk Archives, or prefer to simply meet up again at the end of the session to pack away, hook up and tow the trailer back to storage.

Why get involved?

  • Share your skills and experience - perhaps you frequently tow caravans or trailers already and have an interest in this area.
  • Get out and about across the county visiting different events and places.
  • Meet new people and working with others.

How to get involved?

  1. Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
  2. Accept the challenge.
  3. Await a response from Suffolk Archives with more information.
  4. Record the time you spend on this challenge on Volunteer Makers.

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