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Escape Room Event Volunteer

Suffolk Archives will be offering escape room experiences for the first time at The Hold and we need helpful and friendly volunteers to assist us in delivering the event.

Our brand new escape rooms are inspired by the lives of two figures who are currently featured in the Pride in Suffolk's Past Exhibition: Louisa Garrett Anderson and Nina Layard. Teams of visitors will work together to solve clues which are based on archival material found in our collections. 

You could be reorganising props in the escape room and maintaining cleanliness, or greeting people as they arrive for their session. You could also be giving out goodie bags and taking feedback from our escapees or helping direct our visitors to The Hold's car park. 

The escape rooms will be running on the 5th and 6th June 2021 (Saturday and Sunday) and there will also be a pilot night in partnership with the University of Suffolk's LGBTQ+ Society on the 27th May (Thursday). 

The weekend will be divided into morning and afternoon shifts, you can decide whether you would like to volunteer for a half or full day. 

What's involved?

  • Making sure the escape room is set up correctly.
  • Disinfecting objects and wiping surfaces clean.
  • Be the friendly face welcoming customers.
  • Direct people to where the escape room starts.
  • Handing out goody bags and offering to take photos of the teams (with given permission.)
  • Asking customers for feedback and taking observational feedback.
  • Directing visitors to our car park

Why get involved?

  • Be part of a wider team of volunteers and staff.
  • Help to deliver a quality event.
  • Receive training and develop your skills.
  • Be part of varied and exciting events.
  • Travel expenses can be reimbursed.


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.

Ideal Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Event Management
  • Event Stewarding
  • Hands-on and practical work
  • Organisation
  • Team work

Ideal Interests

  • Events and Programming
  • Visitor Service/ Front of House
  • I'm based near Ipswich
  • Social history

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