Visitor Centre Assistant

 Opportunity type: Centre Assistant

Available: Weekends

Frequency: Weekly

Duration: Ongoing


Do you like meeting people? Do you have some spare time at the weekend?


Our visitor centre at Fingringhoe Wick is looking for Visitor Centre Assistants.

Fingringhoe Wick was Essex Wildlife Trust's first nature reserve in 1961 and some years later it was where the Trust opened their first visitor centre, and fifty years on visitors are still coming to see this magical place.

Set in a spectacular position overlooking the Colne Estuary the visitor centre provides stunning views even on the dullest days It offers the visitor real peace and quiet and a chance to escape from it all.

We are looking for someone to help in the visitor centre on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. 

As a Centre Assistant you would be involved with welcoming visitors to the centre and answering their questions on the reserve. You would also be involved with serving teas and coffees in our small café.


Absolutely no wildlife knowledge is required but enthusiasm is essential, all the work you do in the centres will help contribute to our on the ground conservation work.

In return you will receive training; which may include food hygiene, wildlife courses and first aid depending on the role. Logo uniform, travel expenses and the chance to work with a friendly and professional team of volunteers and staff.


All training will be provided.


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    Suitable for 16 and over
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 13/03/2019

End Date: 13/03/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

Ideally looking for someone to volunteer for a half day to a day on a weekday.


Fingringhoe Wick Visitors Centre
South Green Road

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