Welcome to Aberdeen and shire Volunteers

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Are you are interested in meeting new people, learning new skills, showing your passion for the all things Aberdeenshire? We are currently seeking people in Aberdeenshire to provide a warm North-east welcome for visitors to our wonderful region?

*What is a Welcome to Aberdeenshire volunteer?
First impressions count! Our Welcome to Aberdeenshire volunteer initiative is looking for friendly, passionate and proud people keen to share local knowledge of our wonderful area with visitors.

*Role Purpose:
To give a warm welcome to visitors arriving in the region and provide information and assistance to make their time in the destination a fantastic experience.

*Key tasks:

  1. Meeting and greeting visitors as they arrive in the region.
  2. Providing information on getting around the area. For example, onward transport links, bus timetables.
  3. Providing general information on the area. For example, visiting attractions, shopping, eating, walking, places to visit, currency exchange.
  4. Providing leaflets, visitor maps and general tourist information.

We aim to recognise the value of the contribution volunteers will make to the success of our local area. We aim to offer satisfying volunteering opportunities and will support volunteers appropriately to carry out their role to the highest standards possible.

*You will:
•Meet new people
•Have fun
•Learn new skills
•Use existing skills – do you speak a second language?
•Feel passionate about your region

*Interested in this volunteering opportunity?
Please go to https://www.visitabdn.com/about-us/volunteers/ for more information and to apply or please email volunteer@visitabdn.com

Organisation aims and objectives

VisitAberdeenshire is the officially recognised destination management and marketing organisation (DMO) for the city of Aberdeen and surrounding countryside and coast of Aberdeenshire. Our role is threefold: •To promote high quality visitor experiences in North-east Scotland to targeted audiences in the UK and overseas. That includes inspirational campaigns targeted directly at potential visitors, through PR activity, by promoting the region to the travel trade, and also through the work of the Aberdeen Convention and Events Bureau. •To help to grow the visitor economy through initiatives that help tourism businesses to understand and meet demand from an ever-changing market. This workstream helps local tourism suppliers though decoding routes to access new markets and distribution chains, and by bringing local business together to meet, network and exchange ideas. We’re on the ground too. The business engagement team works with stakeholders across the region. •To provide strategic leadership for the tourism sector in the region. VisitAberdeenshire provides strategic leadership for the sector in areas where it is best placed to influence, including stewardship of the Destination Strategy, delivery of market insights and by providing a voice for tourism in North-east Scotland at national forums.


Experience required: Good communicator, confident, enjoy meeting new people, articulate, good local area knowledge, ability to think on your feet.
Travel details: Opportunities available to help across the region – Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Minimum age: 18


Training details: Good support and relevant guidance provided to all volunteers. Various training courses during the induction period such as WorldHost, destination FAM trips to increase tourism product knowledge, visit to South Harbour Visitor Centre, STA Scotland Cruise Conference.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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