Volunteer Gavin Stuart at Seaton Jurassic

A leading local conservation charity is looking for volunteers to help at one of the region’s newest and most exciting visitor attractions.

Devon Wildlife Trust is the operator of the East Devon District Council owned Seaton Jurassic visitor attraction in East Devon. The centre which was opened in spring 2016 is set amidst the beautiful Jurassic Coast – England’s first Natural World Heritage Site – and celebrates the area’s unique local geological, coastal and marine heritage.

In its first year of opening Seaton Jurassic welcomed 45,000 people through its doors. In anticipation of a busy second year Devon Wildlife Trust is now hoping to recruit more volunteers to join its existing team of staff and local helpers.

Dawn Lenn, the charity’s Volunteer Officer, said:

We’re looking for people who want to be part of a dynamic team and who will enjoy welcoming people to our busy visitor attraction. Anyone with a passion for East Devon’s wonderful natural heritage is the type of person we especially wish to hear from.

Seaton Jurassic offers the chance for volunteers to fill a variety of key roles. Dawn explained:

You could play one of a variety of roles from welcoming visitors at the attraction’s reception, helping in its gift shop or providing information about Seaton and its other tourist attractions. There are outdoor roles to fill too, including a chance to work in Seaton Jurassic’s wildlife garden. For the most adventurous there are even roles that involve dressing up and acting as visitor guides.

Local man Gavin Stuart is an existing Seaton Jurassic volunteer and encouraged others to come forward:

Volunteering at Seaton Jurassic is great because of the people - the good camaraderie and positive atmosphere. The centre is a good educational tool for the public and the visitors really appreciate what you’re doing.

Volunteering at Seaton Jurassic is open to people of all ages and backgrounds.  If you think that volunteering at Seaton Jurassic might be of interest Devon Wildlife Trust would like to hear from you by email volunteering@devonwildlifetrust.org or by phone on 01392 279244.

A full volunteer role description can be viewed on the Seaton Jurassic website.