VisitAberdeenshire Launches Volunteering Initiative


VISITAberdeenshire is looking to recruit a team of volunteers to become ambassadors for the area, to share north-east knowledge and helpful information to city and shire visitors.

The Welcome to Aberdeenshire volunteers will welcome visitors at region-wide events, conferences or as they arrive in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire.

Around 20 people are required to form the core volunteering team, with applications welcome from anyone with a connection to the local area.  Potential applicants to the scheme should have a love for the region and radiate positivity about the place they call home.

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Lynn Harwood, cruise project manager, VisitAberdeenshire said: “First impressions are vital. Our Welcome to Aberdeenshire team will provide a warm North-east welcome for visitors to our wonderful region.

“Our volunteers should be passionate and proud and enjoy meeting people. With investment coming to fruition throughout the region, there’s never been a better time to demonstrate civic pride in the place where you live, by sharing what you know to new people to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.”

Volunteers will be provided with training, to develop knowledge and customer service skills.

Mrs Harwood continued: “Whether volunteers can provide a few hours a day, week or month, sharing their stories and top tips with visitors will go a long way to ensuring our visitors return to the region time and time again.

“Our volunteers will help shape how our visitors enjoy their Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire visit, and will ensure people get the most out of their time here.”

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