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Volunteer Ambassadors (Armed Forces Day)
Location Coleraine
Description

Armed Forces Day

Volunteer Ambassadors

The UK Armed Forces defend the UK and its interests. Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community. There are expected to be up to 50,000 people in Coleraine town centre on Saturday 23rd June 2018, enjoying the Armed Forces Day spectacle of several military band parades.

Role Description:

Volunteer Ambassadors will provide a first point of contact for visitors to Coleraine, coming to enjoy Armed Forces Day on 23rd June 2018. Volunteers will be responsible for meeting and greeting and providing information to visitors at various locations across the town centre.

Tasks will include:
  • Meeting and greeting visitors
  • Directional general signposting/orientation for visitors
  • Providing basic event information to visitors
  • Providing directional information for visitors to town centre shops, cafes, restroom facilities etc.
  • Handing out town promotional materials

Preferred Skills/ Experience:

  • Good knowledge of Coleraine Town Centre i.e. where things are and how long it might take to walk between various places
  • Be supportive of the principles and objectives of Armed Forces Day
  • Good interpersonal skills. Friendly approachable manner with the ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of people, including the elderly, visitors in an unfamiliar place etc.
  • To enjoy and be good at helping people.
  • Patience and willingness to answer a wide variety of questions, many of which might be repeated may times
  • Ability to be on your feet and mobile for prolonged periods of time

Possible Challenges:

  • Having to answer similar questions from multiple people
  • Dealing with the pressure of large numbers of people passing between points in a town centre
  • Working outside in variable weather conditions
  • Dealing on the spot with unforeseen issues as they arise
  • Keeping a positive and friendly attitude throughout the day

Additional:

Locations- Volunteers will be based in pairs at the following locations;

  • Coleraine Train/Bus Station
  • Coleraine Leisure Centre Car Park
  • Church Street and the Diamond
  • Old Bridge
  • Christie Park

  • Training-It is a requirement that all volunteers are able to attend an orientation session in Coleraine on Tuesday 19th June 6pm-7:30pm.
  • Event time: 23rd June 2018 10am to 4:30pm (10am-2pm and 12pm to 4:30pm shifts available).

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