Upton Tourist Information and Heritage Centre is seeking friendly volunteers who can spare a couple of hours a week to help out.

Located in the oldest surviving building in Upton -The Pepperpot on Church Street- it is open throughout the year to welcome visitors to the Town.

The centre provides a wealth of information on the area’s attractions, events, accommodation and its fascinating history.

Regular staff members are on hand to help but additional volunteers are also needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and weekends to support opening the centre a few hours each week.

Volunteers provide a warm welcome to visitors as well as offering information and advice on the area, history of the building and selling gifts.

Volunteer Michael Jebson, who has helped out at the Upton Tourist Information and Heritage Centre for the last 18 years, said: “My wife Hilary and I started volunteering when we arrived in Upton as a way to get to know the town. We have since met people from all over the world and learn something new every day.

“My favourite thing about Upton is the many festivals we have for such a small town. They bring thousands of people to the area and it gets better each year.

“We find volunteering very interesting and rewarding, we love talking about our great town.”

Simon Smith, Economic Development Manager at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Upton Tourist Information and Heritage Centre is a hub of culture in the centre of a thriving town rich with history.

“Volunteers are an essential and much-respected part of providing a warm welcome to tourists and supplying them with all the information and advice they need.”

Opening Times: April to September: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. October to March: Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Volunteer team contact

Upton Tourist Information Centre on 01684 594200 or pop in for a chat.

 

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