Visitor Centre Assistant - Wednesdays


Are you great with people? The Essex Wildlife Trust have 11 centres across Essex which are our main point of contact with the general public. We are seeking Visitor Centre volunteers at Thordon Countryside Centre to generally lend a hand, welcome people to the centres, make hot drinks and help with the retail and café outlets as required.


The role entails:

• Ideally volunteering for one four hour shift on at least a monthly basis

• Welcoming people to the visitor centre

• Assisting in the café; taking orders, preparing food, serving food and clearing tables.

• Assisting in the retail units when needed, helping restock, tidying and selling goods.

• Possibly working on the tills, both in retail and the café.


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


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


Our teams of volunteers are friendly and keen to work with others, this will be a great chance to meet new people.    


All training will be provided but enthusiasm is essential!  


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel expenses may be reimbursed, but this must be discussed prior to claiming
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    Suitable for 16 and over, under 16's will be considered but will need a child work permit from Essex County Council
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Written role description
    Available on request to

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/06/2019

End Date: 11/06/2020

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Availability Details

Ideally looking for someone to volunteer anything from a couple of hours over lunch time to a full day.


Thordon Countryside Centre
The Avenue
CM13 3RZ

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