The Word Champions

What’s involved?  

We are looking for friendly, approachable volunteers to help add value to the visitor experience at The Word.

We would like you to:

  • Give informed guided tours of our award-winning building; this includes a tour of our Port of Tyne exhibition space which currently features a pirate exhibition, but will change every 6 months.
  • Staff our Port of Tyne exhibition space (answering visitor questions, interacting and encouraging people to play the interactive games and look around the rest of the building).
  • Interact with children and families in Dictionary Corner (including showing visitors how the machine works, encouraging children to spell words and making sure visitors are enjoying their trip).
  • Interact with children and families in the Kids’ Activity Area and encourage them to use the free craft activities.

Why get involved?

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in working with children, families and members of the community.

You will be gaining invaluable experience while meeting new people along the way in a fun and creative space.

How to get involved?

  1. Fill in an application form online
  2. Or collect an application form from Shop@TheWord and hand it in
  3. If you have been successful, we will invite you to discuss the opportunity further

Apply now

Ideal Skills

  • Working as part of a team
  • Customer Service
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-confidence

Ideal interests

  • Working with the public
  • Meeting new people
  • Arts and culture

If you have any more questions please email