‘Much more than a week because volunteers give so much more!’

As a charity, Living Coasts thanks all of its volunteers for the time that they devote to providing invaluable support for the organisation. Without our volunteers’ time and dedication much of what they do would just not be possible.

In celebrating “Volunteers’ Week” in 2016 we are highlighting some of the ways that our volunteers feel about their volunteering with us whilst some of our members of staff highlight how the support helps them, their team or Living Coasts.

Our volunteers were asked to use ONE word or ONE short sentence to describe their volunteering or why they volunteer with us.

Dan, Diver volunteer, Descending below the surface…

Jim and Thea, Education Support volunteers, Helping children understand their natural heritage.

Paul, Aquarium Support and Diver volunteer, Enriches my retirement.

Eileen, Activities (Fundraising) volunteer, Rewarding and friendship.

Kathy, Keeper Diaries volunteer, Rewarding, fun and worthwhile.

Our staff were asked to use ONE word or ONE short sentence to describe the support that they / their team / department / our zoos receive from volunteers.

Caroline, Visitor Services Supervisor, Our Meet & Greet volunteers are fantastic – providing a warm welcome to visitors, answering questions, giving out leaflets and helping to manage any queues.

Clare, Operations Manager, Fantastic and extremely helpful.

Mark, Education Officer, Invaluable

Lee-Ann, Retail Manager, Helpful

Caroline, Office Administrator, Appreciated

Kat, Marketing Manager, Volunteers provide helpful, efficient and reliable support to the Marketing team.

Sue, Graphics Designer, Reliable and cheery, with nothing too much trouble!

Amy, Adoption and Experience Co-ordinator, Dedicated

Helen, Director of Guest Services, I couldn’t be more proud of the contribution and commitment of our Volunteers to our charitable organisation. Thanks for the immense support that you provide.

If you are looking for a new interest or a chance to meet new people whilst supporting a local education, scientific and conservation charity then please visit the Information Desk in the main entrance at Living Coasts or take a look at our Volunteering pages to find out more.

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