Activities: Customer service, Regularly, Working with visitors
Starts: 1st September 2015
We’re establishing visitor ‘welcome’ stations at key locations around the country, and you could be at the heart of this welcome.
This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal & River Trust, playing a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding and affinity to the waterways. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors, increasing their understanding of the work that the Canal & River Trust carries out and inform them about the what, where, when and why of your local waterway, surrounding area and the charity as a whole.
This floating Welcome Station will be on narrow boat moored at Diglis Basin. The opportunity will start in September however the exact start date is to be confirmed.
We’re not looking for people who are experts in the nation’s waterways but we are looking for people who are friendly and approachable and know who to ask if they don’t know the immediate answer.
The opportunity to volunteer in some unique locations and meet new people. If you’ve got a passion and interest in the waterways, you can share it with others or if you enjoy pointing people towards the local pub or chippie, you’ll no doubt be able to do this as well.
It’s very satisfying at the end of the conversation when people leave with a smile of ‘thanks’.
This role could work well for couples or friends to work together.
The ability to communicate effectively with people is imperative, to gauge the right level of information they’re looking for and to supply it in an efficient and friendly manner. You will be stationed on the boat for the duration of the voluntering session so an awareness of boating health & safety issues would be an advantage.
The role may involve opening the boat and keeping the display clean and presentable.