VOLUNTEERS are wanted to show off an iconic bridge to visitors from across the world.

The roles at the Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience will see people helping out in the visitor centre shop, providing guided tours of the site and helping visitors access the new lift.

Volunteers will also have the unique opportunity to lead visitors on tours to the top of the Bridge 160ft above the River Tees.

Dr Tosh Warwick, Heritage Development Officer for Middlesbrough Council, said: “A number of those who have assisted at the Bridge have gone on to draw upon the experience gained to access higher education courses, secure teaching positions, work in the heritage sector and develop careers in events and public relations.”

John Ivison, Transporter Bridge Supervisor, said: “The volunteering opportunities at the Transporter Bridge offer the chance to develop skills in heritage and customer service whilst also helping to support one of the region’s most important heritage sites and showcasing the Tees Valley.”

More information on supporting the Transporter Bridge as a Friend of the Tees Transporter Bridge or through one of the volunteering opportunities can be found at www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

Expressions of interest can be made via the website or by contacting 01642-727264.