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Residential Volunteering

The residential volunteer programme will be reinstated within the refurbished Toynbee Hall in 2017. Six volunteers will be recruited, each year for a nine-month residency. Three volunteers will directly support the delivery of Toynbee Hall’s community work, while three volunteers will directly support the delivery of our heritage programme, giving 100 days time each to Toynbee Hall each year. The volunteers will deliver 15 community and public events each year.

R H Tawney Residential Volunteer 1904

The three heritage-focused residential volunteer roles:

Storyteller in residence

Our Storyteller will develop a series of public events and learning activities using Toynbee Hall’s archive and heritage generated through other programmes within Revealing Social Reform, Renewing Social Action as inspiration.

Artist in residence

Our Artist will draw on the rich cultural heritage within the Toynbee Hall archive and movements associated with its founders. They will deliver a participatory art project with primary schools, temporary exhibitions, community engagement and learning activities.

Heritage innovator

Our Heritage Innovator will develop a programme of work using our archival and community heritage to inform and inspire new approaches to contemporary issues of poverty and inequality. They will research heritage stories where there are gaps and disseminate 

Funding requirement: £27,094
2017/18: £14,210  2018/19: £12,884

An excellent way to invest in our heritage activities is to join our Benefactor Scheme. To find out more or to make a donation, please contact the Development Team on / 020 7392 2949 or donate online.