Thursday, 6 August 2015

Sign Up To Become A Volunteer for the Rugby World Cup

Residents in Richmond upon Thames are being encouraged to play their part in England 2015 locally, by applying to represent the borough as a Richmond volunteer.

‘VisitRichmond’, run by Richmond Council, is recruiting local residents to sign-up to help support the Council during Rugby World Cup 2015, this September and October. The job requires local knowledge and community spirit and includes manning ‘pop-up’ tourist information stalls in Twickenham, Whitton, Richmond and inside the Fan Zone. 

The stalls will be helping visitors on match days with local information and promoting the wider borough as a destination of choice.

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Community, said:

“Enthusiastic volunteers with a good knowledge of the area are needed to welcome visitors and help man the pop-up ‘VisitRichmond’ stalls during the Rugby World Cup.
“Residents in Richmond upon Thames are so full of community spirit and civic pride that their involvement will really help us give visitors a very warm welcome and show them the very best of the borough

“From feedback we know that it is much more beneficial to have local volunteers who really know the local area. Therefore we need people who can sign-post local places to get food, drink, public transport, toilets, shops and of course other destinations to visit whilst in the borough.”

To sign up to become a Visit Richmond volunteer at: www.richmond.gov.uk/rwc2015_volunteers

The deadline is: 
21 August 2015. All volunteers will be asked to attend a briefing session on either Wednesday 2nd September from 7 to 9pm in the Loggia, York House or Sunday 6th September from 11am to 1pm in the Terrace Room, York House.

For more information, please contact Angela Ivey on: a.ivey@richmond.gov.uk