Volunteer Visitor Centre Assistant, Ribble Discovery Centre

Monday 19 July 2021
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people
Ribble Discovery Centre

What we're looking for

We want the visitor experience at the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre to be inspirational and memorable. We are looking for friendly volunteers to welcome and enthuse visitors about the unique Ribble Estuary, highlighting the different visiting birds and other wildlife found in the area. The position will also be assisting in saving nature by maximising shop sales and memberships as we spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy. A small part of the role will be maintaining the high level of presentation in the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre with general housekeeping duties. We are particularly looking for cover on Friday and Saturday afternoons, and Sunday Mornings.

The skills you need

You will have a warm and friendly personality and be confident in initiating conversations with people of all ages. A willingness to learn with some general knowledge of nature (no need to be an expert as we can train you in this area). Familiarity with customer care and retail experience an advantage, but not essential.

Your time

2 days per month.
All year round

What's in it for you?

You will get to chat to great people who share your love for nature and demonstrate your wildlife knowledge. You will have fun, helping people have a great day out, whilst helping conservation by encouraging people to keep coming back to find out more! If you are thinking of your CV, this experience is invaluable in finding work in conservation and customer care skills are transferable to lots of other areas.

How to apply


Ben Hall, Ribble Discovery Centre
Tel: 01253 796292
Email: Ben.Hall@RSPB.ORG.UK


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed when necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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