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Heritage Centre Attendant

West Cork Heritage Centre

About West Cork Heritage Centre

The West Cork Heritage Centre is housed in the former Christchurch on North Main Street, Bandon. This unique and charming exhibition transports visitors through time to experience Bandon town as it was in time’s past.

Christchurch dates back to circa 1610 and is built on the site of a Danish Fort. It was one of the earliest Protestant churches in Ireland and was a church for 363 years and deconsecrated in 1973. Some Bandon church records are held at the West Cork Heritage Centre.

A portion of the old Bandon walls are part of the structure of the building. The church now hosts a series of exhibitions with the theme of Bandon’s history. Visitors can see replicas of an old shop, school, kitchen and forge. The current exhibition also includes the old town stocks and memorabilia from Bandon’s time as a garrison town.

What's Involved

The West Cork Heritage Centre Is looking for volunteers to man the exhibition space on during the week and also Saturdays and Sunday afternoons. Volunteers will take admission and greet visitors.

Volunteers can get involved in conducting tours of the exhibition depending on their interest and skill set.

The Exhibition Opening hours are Monday - Fridays between 10am - 5pm and on Saturday and Sunday between 2pm - 5pm.

What's required for this position

Warm and friendly manner and an interest in meeting people. Volunteers will also deal with admission and charges. Tour guiding experience is helpful but not essential as volunteers will have an explanation and support regarding the exhibition. Volunteers with a love of local history would enjoy this role.

  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Personable Skills
  • Phone Support/ Information Giver
  • Retail/ Customer Service

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Bandon, Co. Cork

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Confidence, social skills, volunteers with an interest in history or display / exhibition planning would have opportunity to develop or have input in exhibitions.

Getting there

239 Bus to Bandon.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Cork
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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