Volunteer Profile – David Reid

David has been signed up as a museum volunteer since May 2017. He splits his time between working at the front desk and as a guide. He is always extremely willing to help wherever he is needed.

Q.    What made you become a volunteer at the DMofT?

A.     While on a career break, I was looking for something to do to fill my day, and I spotted an advert asking foR volunteers to help as a guide on a bus tour organised by the DMofT. From there I was asked to help in the museum and I was hooked. I now volunteer two days a week and hope to help more on the events and open days.

Q.    Would you say volunteering is fun?

A.      It is excellent fun, I don’t think of it as work. Every day is different and everyone is very friendly.

Q.     What has been the best bit about working at the DMofT?

A.       I really like interacting with the visitors, I get great pleasure out of passing on information to them and seE them enjoying their time at the DMofT

Q.      What have you gained out of your time at the DMofT?

A.        I have gained a vast amount of knowledge as well as new friends. I learn something new every time I volunteer at the museum. I have since got a job at the Dundee Industrial Heritage Ltd and I am currently working at Verdant Works, this is all down to me enjoying my time at DMofT and therefore changing my career.

Q.       What would you like to see in the future at the DMofT?

A.        I want to see the museum grow and attract more visitors, I am very excited about the Maryfield site and I am looking forward to the day when we move up there.

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