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Welcome Station - Marple


Reference: OPP0005360

Activities: Marketing and promotions

Starts: Anytime

Marple, Peak Forest Canal, Greater Manchester

At key locations around the country we are establishing 'Welcome' stations 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 of the waterway. It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors increasing their understanding of exhitits, enlightening them to 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. You are welcome to volunteer for any hours seven days a week.


The opportunity to volunteer in this location 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 etc., you'll no doubt be able to do this well. 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 imperative, 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 keeping the display clean and presentable. Full training will be given.

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