An iconic Scottish monument is looking for new volunteers to help keep it running.
Enthusiastic individuals are being sought to join the team as The National Wallace Monument in Stirling, that welcomed over 140,000 visitors in the last 12 months, enters its busiest period.
The monument has launched its 2018 volunteer programme as the tourist attraction welcomes a new learning and volunteer co-ordinator, Catherine Morrison to the team.
Responsible for helping to meet and greet visitors, volunteers are integral to maintaining the attraction’s high standard of service.
With no qualifications required, the opportunity enables individuals to help with the smooth running of a popular visitor attraction, while meeting people from all over the world and gaining invaluable experience working in the tourism sector.
Starting her new position in March this year, Catherine was previously libraries and culture assistant at Clydebank Museum. She has first-hand experience of volunteering, having previously spent her time volunteering at the National Railway Museum in York and for West Dunbartonshire Council.
Catherine said: ‘Volunteering is a great way to gain experience in the heritage sector and to support the local community. I can’t wait to work with our existing volunteers and new recruits to build new and exciting roles which enhance the overall visitor experience.’
The visitor attraction would like to hear from prospective volunteers with friendly personalities who are happy to talk to visitors. Full training will be provided, however a passion for Scottish history or the ability to speak another language would be an added bonus.
Catherine added: ‘We hope that volunteering gives people who are passionate about Stirling and who have a love for the Monument the opportunity to share their enthusiasm with others.
‘The National Wallace Monument is an iconic building which draws in visitors from all over the world, and we’re looking for friendly volunteers to help ensure that visitors leave us with special memories of the fantastic time they have had in Stirling.’
Anyone interested in volunteering at the popular heritage attraction should email email@example.com.