More volunteers always needed!
RIC is run by volunteers. We came together when the District Council closed the town's old Tourist Information Centre and laid off the staff. We just felt it wrong that a town like Richmond, a gateway to the Dales, should be without a hub for information about this special bit of Yorkshire.
From a tiny desk at the back of Richmond Library, we have grown and moved to a purpose-built booth in Richmond's Victorian Market Hall (see photo). We now have about 40 volunteers, of all ages and backgrounds, who can advise visitors and residents on places to eat, places to stay, local walks, attractions, events, bus timetables, boarding kennels, wild-swimming spots, places to charge an electric car, estate agents, Bonfire Night celebrations, vegan caterers... You get the idea! If we don't know the answer, we know how to find it.
We have also expanded into publishing, with a number of very popular walking guides and a fascinating and quirky book on the history of Richmond (details on the SHOP page).
Please join us, and put your knowledge, enjoyment of meeting people and love of Richmondshire to good use! Some of us volunteer a few hours each week; others come in less often or more often. Shifts are usually two to three hours, and if you have to miss one, that's fine, we can always find cover. You will need to be comfortable with computers, but we provide training, and promise friendly support.
For more information, chat to Bev Lawrence on 07951 662 946 or 01748 826654, or complete the form and we'll get back to you. We record volunteers' email address and phone number for operational purposes, but will not store them without permission, nor share them outside our own group of volunteers.
Thanks, and we hope to welcome you as one of our friendly team!