Summer volunteering opportunities

West Bay Discovery Centre is nearly a year old and with the holiday season upon us, we are getting busier by the week. Since opening on 1st August last year, we have welcomed nearly 17,500 visitors, which is amazing. The comments in the visitor book are brilliant and we’ve had some lovely Trip Advisor posts … so, where better to spend a couple of hours a week and meet some lovely people?

August is going to be our busiest month yet with lots of things planned for kids and grown ups. Unfortunately, our dedicated team of volunteers do like to go on holiday (strange, but true), so now is a good time to try out volunteering at the Discovery Centre for the month of August.

A shift of stewarding a week can be in the morning or the afternoon. You’ll never be alone, there’s always another volunteer to keep you company, and we’ll make sure you get the most out of your volunteer experience… plus, of course, our visitors are usually cheerful (they’re in West Bay, so it makes sense!)

You don’t have to know everything about West Bay to help us out in August … there’s lots of information that you’ll pick up as you go along, and there’s always someone to point you in the right direction. If you love West Bay like we do, that helps!
If you’re interested in giving us a test run then please contact us o 01308 427288, or message us through Facebook.

Do you love West Bay as much as we do?

One of the challenges in the Discovery Centre will be the limited information we can share in a small space. We are hoping that we will give visitors hints and advice to look at West Bay in a different way and make their own discoveries…..

Wildlife is one area we will be covering, and we just had to share with you the amazing display of oxeye daisies and red valerian alongside the path on West Cliff at the moment. The numbers of flowers just seem to increase each year!

It feels as if time is moving too fast at the moment, as we head closer to our opening day later in the summer. The building work is almost complete and so are plans for the interior. We are pleased to announce that we have now appointed Sandy Hashimi as our Discovery Manager.

We are now looking for Discovery volunteers to join us to engage with visitors and guide them in the exploration of the Discovery Centre and through it West Bay.

If you share our passion for West Bay and have a few hours to spare, we would love to hear from you.

Initially our greatest need will be for stewards but there are other opportunities, as can be seen on our dedicated Volunteer pages on this website.

For further information please contact us by emailing