Hospitality, in the cafe area, requires a provision of day-to-day requests for coffee, tea and biscuits, etc. For special events and room bookings liaising with the organiser and outside caterer may be required. Maintenance of the newly refurbished toilet area with baby changing facilities in conjunction with Scotrail maintenance staff is also necessary. North Queensferry Railway Station located at the north end of the Forth bridge was built in 1890 a few months after the opening of the bridge. Refurbishment of the building was started in 2012 by the North Queensferry Station Trust (NQHT) with completion expected for early 2017. The Gallery rooms are managed by NQHT to showcase the exhibition on the station history and the Forth Bridge. Keeping the station building open and secure with the help of a team of volunteers is now seen as a priority. Further improvements to the current exhibitions is planned with a range of Forth Bridge artefacts on show. New exhibitions are already being planned for 2017/18. The installation of a large screen TV/Monitor is also planned where a range of video clips, relevant to the exhibition, can be shown. This installation should ensure the large gallery (formerly the waiting room) is fully equipped for use as a meeting venue by outside organisations.
no upper age limit has been specified
Induction training will involve explanation of expected duties regarding opening and closing the building, the building layout and safety points to be aware of.
Also basic exhibition and travel information.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Point to point free train travel is available from Scotrail for volunteers working a minimum of 10 hours per month.
Ability to interact with visitors and answer questions on the exhibition and other matters of concern.
Some catering experience would be helpful.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview
No, not for this opportunity.
Opportunity takes place at North Queensferry Railway Station: nearby car parking facilities available if unable to travel by train as well as local bus services.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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