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Greeter Volunteer at Ware Welcome Station


Reference: OPP0004270

Activities: Customer service, Marketing and promotions

Starts: Anytime

Closing Date: 1 January 2017

Ware, Lee Navigation, London

We’re looking for volunteers to join the team at the new Ware Welcome Station. Based at one of the prettiest sites on London’s canals within the Lea Valley Park, this is an opportunity for you to welcome visitors to the area whether they come on boat, foot or bike and ensure that they leave with a greater understanding and affinity to the waterways.

The role involves being on hand to talk to visitors, answering questions and informing them about the what, where, when and why of the local area and canals. If you wish, there is also a chance to get involved in helping to look after the local area through activities including gardening and litter picking.

We are looking for people who are friendly, approachable and enthusiastic and know who to ask if they don’t know the immediate answer!

The Little Venice Welcome Station opens at weekends and on bank holidays so we are looking for people who can volunteer at these times.


This is an opportunity to volunteer at a beautiful location and to meet a wide range of visitors and locals. If you’ve got a passion and interest in the waterways or the Lea Valley Park which you can share it with others, or if you enjoy pointing people towards the local pub or chippie, this is the opportunity for you.
It’s very satisfying at the end of the conversation when people leave with a smile of ‘thanks’.

Skills required

The ability to communicate effectively with people is essential, to gauge the right level of information they’re looking for and to supply it in an efficient and friendly manner.
The role may involve opening and securing the building and helping to maintain the surrounding area.

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