Are you will­ing to work in with the vol­un­teer team?

Bunker Car­toon Gallery look­ing to re­cruit more friendly faces for one of coast’s top at­trac­tions

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS -

EX­TRA vol­un­teers are al­ways needed at the Bunker Car­toon Gallery but with ma­jor plans in the pipe­line they’re needed now more than ever.

Vol­un­teers are vi­tal to the suc­cess of the gallery and a di­ver­sity of roles are on of­fer.

The gallery is opendaily and vol­un­teers are al­ways needed to man the re­cep­tion desk, with two shifts on of­fer from 10am–1pm and 1pm–4pm.

“You can work half days or full days, it’s very flex­i­ble. It’s about the num­ber of hours peo­ple want to con­trib­ute,” ex­plained gallery man­ager Mar­garet Cameron.

As Mar­garet points out, it can be a great op­por­tu­nity to chat with the di­verse range of

vis­i­tors who come from far and wide to view their col­lec­tion.

“It’s a fun place to visit and for vol­un­teers it’s a great way to do some­thing that’s giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity in a re­laxed, friendly en­vi­ron­ment.

“The build­ing is owned by coun­cil but with help of our vol­un­teers we run it for the coun­cil, for the com­mu­nity.”

Vol­un­teers are also en­cour­aged to learn about the ex­hi­bi­tions so they can an­swer ques­tions from vis­i­tors.

“You don’t need to walk peo­ple around the gallery but be will­ing to an­swer ques­tions and en­gage with vis­i­tors as we’ve found vis­i­tors re­ally love that when they can chat with some­body who knows about the works and the gallery,” Mar­garet said.

If you’re a hands-on per­son, you could also help with ex­hi­bi­tion change overs.

The gallery is open daily from 10am–4pm and po­ten­tial vol­un­teers are in­vited to drop in and learn more about what’s in­volved or phone 6651 7343.

Photo: Trevor Veale

WEL­COME: Happy vol­un­teers are an im­por­tant part of the Bunker Car­toon Gallery.

Photo:

NSW Premier Gla­dys Bere­jik­lian vis­ited the gallery re­cently.

Photo: Stephen A Lit­tle

CAR­TOON CA­PERS: Jack, cre­ator of The Grin Bin, with Mark and Jen­nifer Lynch at launch of the Grin Bin ex­hi­bi­tion

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