Joe Lisle is a regular volunteer at the Museum, he comes in for a couple of hours a week with his jolly assistants Sonya and Kelly and makes a real impact upon the Museum.
Joe was born Cerebral Palsy and is a non verbal communicator, but this does not mean he has nothing to say. He gets stuck in with his volunteer placement and has led tours, maintains the picnic area and assists the Conservation team by carefully cleaning objects from the collection in the Collections Study Centre.
Joe’s placement is supported by Karen Brackenridge the Visitor Services Supervisor who has developed a scheme of work which allows him to actively and independently undertake the day to day activities undertaken by her team.
Team Joe’s visits to the Collection Study Centre are always a lot of fun and have become the highlight of my week.