A special event is being planned for anyone interested in volunteering to help run the popular visitor attractions of Landguard Peninsula.
The Landguard Open Day will offer prospective volunteers the chance to learn about operations at the site’s historic Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Nature Reserve.
Current volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors round and discuss becoming a member of the team.
The free event takes place from 11am-3pm on Saturday 18 March and includes complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.
Working inside or outside, meeting and talking to the public, or helping with admin, archives or research – and by giving as much or as little spare time as preferable – there are many opportunities to help out and make a difference.
No previous experience is required to take on voluntary responsibilities, which could include marketing, events, retail, refreshments, maintenance, guiding, and nature reserve tasks such as bramble control, grass cutting and access repair.
Volunteering also brings potential wellbeing benefits and provides opportunities to meet people, learn new skills and gain experience.
Volunteer, Steve W said:
“From day one I was made to feel very welcome. What a great bunch of people!
“This is such a rewarding environment to be in and everyone is so friendly. Being able to play a small part gives me a great sense of pleasure and achievement.”