VOLUNTEER: Be a guiding light for centre’s tourist trade

One visitor seeing the sights inside and out from Littlehampton's Look & Sea Centre 'L30421H13
One visitor seeing the sights inside and out from Littlehampton's Look & Sea Centre 'L30421H13

GUIDES are needed to give tourists the ‘Littlehampton experience’ at one of the town’s riverside attractions.

The Look & Sea Centre, in Fisherman’s Quay, is searching for volunteers to help welcome visitors to the site.

It is looking for a fresh batch of guides and event assistants to lift the veil on Littlehampton’s past as part of the Look & Sea Centre’s varied exhibition.

The role could see volunteers helping with school visits and workshops, as well as the chance for some dramatic re-enactments of historical event.

To find out more about any of the opportunities featured this week, contact Volunteer Now! by calling 01243 864220, emailing volunteernow@vaac.org.uk or seeing www.vaac.org.uk

Other vacancies available in the Gazette area this week include:-

n Dynamic volunteers are being called to help a charity fighting to protect those affected by international conflict and natural disasters.

ActionAid UK is appealing for emergency fundraisers to become part of its global emergencies team.

The role would see people working alongside one of the world’s most established and internationally recognised emergency and conflict response teams to help save lives. The team battles to ensure ample funds are raised immediately as soon as an emergency strikes.

The role will involve organising fundraising events and activities during periods of major devastation, following alerts from ActionAid’s emergency response team.

n The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is looking for someone to help toads to cross the road safely.

The charity is looking for volunteers who can help them monitor toad populations in the Arun Valley and help them cross roads during spring migration.

Common toads frequently return to the same breeding ponds each year following the same migratory route. They often move as an entire colony – sometimes up to 1,000 individuals – which will inevitably lead to them having to cross roads.

The charity estimates that hundreds of toads are being killed over a period of just a few nights, with countless dying on the roads each year.

Volunteers will either walk the road and using a bucket move toads safely across it, or set up fenced drift lines and buckets which are designed to catch the toads overnight, ready to be walked across the road safely, and released the following morning.

n Charity shop volunteers are needed for Leonard Cheshire Disability’s store at St Bridget’s in Rustington. It’s open two hours each morning, apart from Sunday.