A varied role only a stone's throw from the Helford River

Bunting decorates the village of Durgan in Cornwall for the annual regatta in summer

Fish Cellar volunteers welcome visitors to the unspoilt village of Durgan - whether they’re spending the day on the beach, visiting Glendurgan or marching along the coastal footpath. They engage people with the people and wildlife stories of Durgan and the Helford River and give options of things to do in the area. They’re also vital in raising money to look after the village, coastline and garden.

What’s involved: 

  • Welcoming visitors to Durgan in a warm, friendly and individual way.
  • Developing a good knowledge of the local area, wildlife, history and the work of the National Trust to share with everyone.
  • Looking after the Fish Cellar building and its contents (this will include keeping the woodburner going during cooler months)
  • Always working with another member of the team
  • Selling ice creams, guidebooks, raffle tickets and launching fees (so cash handling)
  • Looking after the tea & coffee area (operates on a self-service, donation basis)
  • Offering beach chairs for people to borrow (and asking for donations)
  • Keeping in contact with staff and volunteers at Glendurgan entrance and in the surrounding countryside
  • At least half a day a fortnight but ideally a day a week (the Fish Cellar is open Tuesday to Sunday)
Durgan Village on the Helford River
Durgan Village on the Helford River in Cornwall as seen from above
Durgan Village on the Helford River

This role will suit you if you are…

  • friendly, helpful and enjoy meeting people
  • happy being by the seaside
  • keen to support a charity to look after this small but much-loved part of Cornwall
  • interested in social history and / or the natural world

By getting involved you could

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life and make new friends
  • Help to engage all sorts of people with the social history and natural world of the Helford River
  • Raise money to keep the village cared for and the coastline looked after in an ever changing world.

For more information email us or ring us on 01326 252020 or fill in an application form online.