Fife Ambassador - The 150th Open

  • VO91251


Description

This opportunity is ideal for people who wish to improve and develop their employability skills
FVA are working with partners at Fife Council, to recruit, train and support Volunteer Fife Ambassadors, who will be welcoming, guiding, informing and helping the many visitors coming to St. Andrews and Fife during the week of the Open Championship, 10-17 July.

Please note, these roles are NOT to assist directly with the golf itself, as those have been filled and were significantly oversubscribed.

You will assist activities surrounding The Open's key transport hubs created for the event (3 park and ride sites in St Andrews), bus and train stations & in key positions around The Open & St Andrews town centre. You will also support visitors arriving and leaving the event, offer guidance, directions & local knowledge.

There will be multiple shifts patterns throughout the week between 6.30am - 9pm. Fuller details https://www.fva.org/theopen.asp

Organisation aims and objectives

We support, develop and represent community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering. We have around 35 staff members covering these activities across Fife, operating from our offices in Glenrothes, Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. We provide a wide range of support to third sector organisations and have expertise in a wide range of skills and topics including governance, funding, legislation, policy, volunteering, managing people, planning and problem solving.

We receive core funding from the Scottish Government and Fife Council to provide four key functions:
- support, develop and represent the third sector.
- support, develop and represent social enterprises.
- support, develop and represent volunteering.
- support and promote third sector engagement with the Community Planning Partnership.

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Restrictions

Experience required: You should be reliable, patient, friendly, approachable & have good communication skills. You will enjoy meeting & helping visitors both locally and from across the world. People who have a general knowledge of St Andrews and the surrounding area are very welcome, as is experience of volunteering/working at events, but not essential as training provided. You should also be adaptable, responsible and confident to volunteer on your own or as part of a small team.
Travel details: In & around St Andrews. Volunteers are encouraged to use public transport where possible and support will be given to enable volunteers to get to and from St Andrews.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses details: You will have access to a welfare area for breaks, lunches (provided) and meetings with your named contact.
Training details: You will have a named contact and be given that person's contact details. You will be offered training for this role and in addition, offered options of accredited training on First Aid, Manual Handling and hospitality.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 25 days ago