As in previous years, volunteers again have the opportunity to work with the Council to welcome visitors to the borough by working at the Visitor Information Point at Richmond train station.
The visitor economy supports around 12% of jobs in the borough, attracting 4.5 million visitors annually. Many people come for the world class attractions like Kew Gardens, Hampton Court and Twickenham Stadium but many also come for the great shopping, places to eat, parks and riverside.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council’s Strategic Cabinet Member for Community, Business and Culture: said: “Tourism is one of the borough’s largest business sectors and there is so much to promote and be proud of here.
“We know from experience that volunteers get a lot out of contributing to their communities and the only qualifications they need are enthusiasm and pride in their borough. Helping at the Visitor Information Point is a good way to learn about the borough and to build customer-relations skills that could help you to get a job in the future.”
Previous volunteers have undertaken the roles for enjoyment but also for personal learning and development or to improve their chances of finding a paid job.
Volunteers can offer as little or as much of their time as they want and will be provided with full training and support. For more information call the Council on 08456 122660, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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