Weymouth's Historic Sea Fort on the Jurassic Coast

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Reception Volunteers

The reception and shop are managed by our Front of House Manager supported by volunteers. There are generally 5 volunteers on duty at any one time so there is always plenty of company and a great team spirit with everyone helping out.

The reception and shop are managed and manned by volunteers. There are generally 5 volunteers on duty at any one time so there is always plenty of company and a great team spirit with everyone helping out.

No specific abilities are required, other than the basic ability to enjoy oneself and the company of others. The Fort is open between 10.30 am and 5.30 pm, with many of our volunteers working half day shifts or assisting when they have a few spare hours.

All income from admission charges and the shop is used to maintain the fabric of the Fort and to develop the museum; therefore the work undertaken by the volunteers is absolutely essential if we are to save Nothe Fort from falling into dereliction.

Nothe Fort is developing a programme of events including drama, concerts and military festivals. The volunteers usually man the gates during these performances and therefore have the opportunity to watch the performances, a small, but enjoyable perk of volunteering.

Any assistance you can give with the manning the Reception Desk will be much appreciated.

Please contact our Volunteer Liaison Officer for further information. A warm welcome awaits you as a volunteer at Nothe Fort.

Volunteers

Our team of evacuee experience volunteers act out the role of World War 2 teachers, shopkeepers, air raid wardens and housewives.
The reception and shop are managed by our Front of House Manager supported by volunteers. There are generally 5 volunteers on duty at any one time so there is always plenty of company and a great team spirit with everyone helping out.
Volunteers meet at the Fort on Thursdays during the winter months to undertake a wide range of work to upgrade and improve the Fort’s fabric, build new exhibits, carry out research and care for the Fort’s artefacts.