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Volunteer Shop and Visits Guide - Barry Island Visitor Centre - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Shop and Visits Guide - Barry Island Visitor Centre - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Barry
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 08 Jul 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

The Barry Island Visitor Centre is one of only two standalone RNLI visitor centres and is a new initiative to help save lives at sea by promoting the work of the RNLI within the community and tourist population, to help raise awareness of water safety messages and generate life-saving funds.

The Visitor Centre will provide a unique and free opportunity for individuals and groups to experience the RNLI’s work, learn about how to stay safe and support the charity through purchasing quality gifts in the RNLI shop. The facility will be open daily for visitors and can be booked for bespoke educations visits. We also have an outreach community education team who are able to visit schools or youth groups on request to deliver life-saving education messages linked to the national curriculum. We offer fun interactive sessions both at the centre and out in the community, delivered by experienced volunteer presenters.  

We are looking for volunteers to join the Barry Island Visitor Centre team to help with running the shop, welcoming visitors and giving inspiring guided tours of our interactive facility.

For many people, visiting the centre will be the first time that they come into contact with the RNLI, and as a Shop and Visits Guide you and your colleagues could be the people that engage and inspire them to support us now, and in the future. Your welcoming and enthusiastic nature will ensure that the Visitor Centre is a friendly and attractive place to visit, fully representing the RNLI values.

Would you like to be part of this new and exciting development in Barry Island? Could you give a few hours a week to interact with visitors, operate the till and package purchases, and give inspiring tours of the Centre? A background in retail is not essential but enthusiasm for the RNLI and an ability to communicate well is. Training and support for the role will be provided.

To discuss this opportunity further please contact RNLI visitor experience manager Julie Sanby on 07795 306 994.

Or apply online at

Ref: EXPIRED - LF488 | Published: 08th Jul 2016