Sail Training International / VIP Liaison - Tall Ships Event Volunteer 2023

  • VO93671
  • One-off volunteering


During the event a team from Sail Training International, the organisation who manage the Tall Ships Races, will be based in Lerwick. Their team will require liaison assistance and support with local information and knowledge. This role may include some basic administration support.

Other VIP guests wil include sponsors, visiting artistes or performers and invited guests to various events and locations. At times there will be need for liaison volunteers to be on hand to welcome these guests and act as a host. This may include welcoming guests on board ships during deck hire events.

VIP liaison Officers will need to be flexible with availability and may only be required on certain days between Tuesday 25th and Saturday 29th July 2023.

Organisation aims and objectives

Shetland Tall Ships Limited supports the aim of Sail Training International (STI) in its mission of experiential learning through Sail Training and in promoting international friendship and understanding. Through hosting STI's Tall Ships Races in Lerwick, we will further this aim by providing opportunities for young people and sustaining and growing the Shetland community. Fot the Tall Ships Races 2023, we aim to deliver a safe event promoting Shetland at its best to an international audience. In line with our Mission Statement, we have the following goals: • To provide Sail Training International with an exceptional Race port for 2023. • To provide Race participants with a positive and memorable experience of Shetland • To encourage active participation of young people in the event and ongoing sail training development in Shetland. • To promote Shetland as an attractive place to live and work. • To promote Shetland as a tourism and events destination. • To enhance Shetland's reputation for hospitality and quality products. • To celebrate Shetalnd's culture. • To reaffirm Shetland's capability to host major international events. • To make better connections with other seafaring communities. • To work together as a community to deliver an enjoyable and worthwhile event. • To maximise the socia-economic returns of hosting the event in Shetland.


Experience required: Need to be friendly, confident, able to work on their own if need be and enthusiastic. No specific technical skills required.
Travel details: Lerwick, mainly Vicotria Pier or Holmsgarth but with remote park and ride sites at Anderson High and Sound Schools.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses only. Meal vouchers provided.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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