Wayne shares his love for cars and volunteering
Do you love cars and meeting new people? Would you like to make a difference in your community and use yours skills for a good cause? If so, you might want to consider volunteering at Haynes Motor Museum, like Wayne.
Wayne is one of many volunteers who help the museum run their events, educate visitors and preserve their impressive collection of vehicles.
Read Wayne’s story to find out how he benefits from volunteering at Haynes.
“I have always liked being helpful and getting involved in my community.
“My role involves marshalling and guiding the public at events, primarily at the monthly Breakfast Club which brings together like-minded motorcar enthusiasts to meet and share their passion for cars.
“The monthly event helps Haynes Motor Museum achieve their goal of educating the public, as well as restoring and preserving the collection for future generations to enjoy.
“Through volunteering, I get to meet lots of people who, like me, are enthusiastic about motor vehicles. I get to talk to them about their cars and their experiences with their vehicles, which improves both my knowledge and my skills in conversation.
“I would recommend that others volunteer as it is a wonderful opportunity to help charitable organisations that would otherwise have to pay for services. In Haynes’ case, this means that money can be kept in the organisation and go towards improving their collection. In addition, it is a great buzz working with the team and meeting like-minded friends who, if I didn’t volunteer, I would never get to meet."
Dr Luca Hoare, Curator at Haynes Motor Museum, comments:
“Without Wayne and our team of volunteers we wouldn’t be able to run events such as Breakfast Club or open the Museum to visitors. Wayne brings a wealth of automotive knowledge and is always on hand to greet our visitors with a smile no matter the weather.”
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