A Devon charity is calling on people to make a New Year’s resolution to do something for the community.
Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo, is looking for new volunteers to help the charity with its conservation efforts.
Living Coasts volunteer co-ordinator Stephanie Robey told the Devon Week: “This is the ideal time of year to take stock, make plans and decide to do something for your local charity. We are looking for people who are reliable, confident, out-going and who have an interest in conservation, the environment and animals.”
There will be a free coffee morning on Friday, February 11, when people can find out more about volunteering at the zoo.
The charity has a wide range of volunteer tasks available, including grounds-keeping, adult education, helping with school groups, fundraising, helping visitors, making badges, administration, data entry, answering telephone queries and assisting with events. Some animal related tasks are also available, including general food preparation, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and cleaning public viewing windows.
“Volunteering keeps people active mentally and physically, it keeps you focused, helps you meet new people and makes use of your skills. It’s also good for you – studies have shown that those who volunteer live longer, healthier, and more satisfying lives!”
For more information go to the Living Coasts site or ring 01803 202470.