Volunteers needed to showcase Richmond during Rugby World Cup
19th July 2015
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After the success of the Olympics, London is getting another chance to show the whole world just how awesome we are at hosting major sporting events.

As if you didn't already know, the Rugby World Cup is coming to Twickenham this Autumn, and thousands of sporting fans will be descending on our borough to support their teams and watch some fantastic action.

And now Richmond Council are giving you a chance to get involved.

Throughout the event, 'pop-up' tourist information stalls will be appearing all over Twickenham, Whitton and Richmond as well as inside the Fan Zone. Do you have the enthusiasm and local knowledge to volunteer and help staff these stalls? 

Remember all the hype around the army of volunteers that worked at the Olympics, and the amazing stories of their experiences? Well this is your chance to feel that vibe and show just how great Richmond is. 

‘VisitRichmond’, run by Richmond Council, is recruiting local residents to sign-up to help support the Council this September and October. 

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

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