The North York Moors National Park Authority is expanding the range of volunteering opportunities it offers and is asking for people interested in helping spread the word about the area to get in touch.
The new information volunteers will help answer questions from the public about the attractions, wildlife and heritage of the North York Moors to help people get the most out of their visit.
Every year volunteers with the Authority contribute over 11,000 days. The information volunteers will be part of the team at Sutton Bank National Park Centre assisting staff in providing a warm welcome to visitors, setting up events, keeping the centres clean and tidy and caring for the surrounding grounds.
A new visitor attraction about the geology and human history of Sutton Bank has recently opened at the centre which the volunteers will be involved with.
Help is also required to deliver publications to shops and attractions around the National Park, attend agricultural shows and provide an information service at Spout House, a 16th century, thatched cruck-framed house in Bilsdale which is managed by the Authority.
People can volunteer as often as they like but the Authority is asking for a minimum commitment of 12 days between March and November. No previous experience is necessary, but volunteers should enjoy working with the public and have a passion for the North York Moors and surrounding area.
Volunteers will benefit from discounts at the National Park Centres and a mileage allowance.
Graham Stubbs, the Head of the National Park Authority’s Volunteer Service, said:
“While much of our volunteering opportunities involve getting out in the elements helping with conservation and access work, we appreciate that this doesn’t suit everyone. Last year we set up a group of volunteers to help at the Inspired by… Gallery, Danby which has worked really well and I’m sure this opportunity to work with our friendly information team will be just as successful.”
For more information on becoming an information volunteer with the National Park Authority, contact Graham Stubbs on 01439 770657 or email email@example.com.