Volunteer workers needed at iconic South Tyneside lighthouse

Volunteers are needed to help look after one of South Tyneside's most famous landmarks

Monday, 25th January 2016, 1:15 pm
Updated Monday, 25th January 2016, 1:34 pm
The National Trust need volunteers at Souter Lighthouse

The National Trust, which runs Souter Lighthouse and The Leas is looking for people who are willing to give up some of their time to help run the site.

It could all start with an open invitation to drop in for coffee and cake between 1pm and 4pm on Thursday.

Anyone who fancies themselves as a lighthouse keeper, likes playing at pirates, is a keen gardener or enjoys working in a shop or café iw welcome to come along.

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No experience is necessary - just some spare time and enthusiasm.

Casey Morrison, volunteer, community and involvement consultant for the National Trust in the north, said: “Volunteers keep the National Trust going, they’re with us every day of the year and help us in a variety of ways.

"In return for a few hours a week in some of the most fantastic, historic and scenic surroundings, there’s the chance to develop or learn new skills, gain useful work

experience or to boost a CV or simply to spend time with like-minded people and enjoy doing something different.”

For further details about volunteering at Souter Lighthouse or Thursday afternoon’s drop-in please call 0191 529 3161.