28-31 August 2014

Wanted: Volunteers for Falmouth

Volunteer Cornwall is supporting the recruiting of volunteers for the event.

What does the stewarding involve?

We have two main opportunities available; stewarding in the Docks or Marina and Car Park Stewards. Both opportunities involve being outdoors and require communication skills and an interest in the Tall Ships Regatta.

Docks and Marina Stewards

The largest class of Tall Ships, the Class A vessels, will be berthed in Falmouth Docks and the smaller vessels in Port Pendennis Marina, allowing the public to view the vessels up close. We need volunteers who can steward the public safely through the Docks and who have a friendly and helpful manner to ensure that the public get the most out of their visit.

Car Park Stewards

We are looking for enthusiastic people who can coordinate the coach park and disabled car park facilities. This will involve directing drivers into car park spaces to make best use of the space available. You’ll also be on hand to answer any questions about the event.

What is the commitment?

We will have two briefing sessions which you will need to attend. At these sessions you will receive information about the event, the opportunities available and be able to meet the other stewards.

Each shift will be a few hours long. If you are available for more than one shift then this will be of benefit to you as it will allow you to become more familiar with the event. There may be the opportunity to undertake nationally recognised training in Event Management (subject to funding criteria) prior to the event.

What are the perks?

When volunteers were involved with the 2008 Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta, they told us that being part of the Tall Ships event was a huge perk in itself. By helping people to enjoy the experience, you’ll be playing a vital role in this maritime event. You’ll get a briefing on the event and a T-Shirt and be invited to an evening thank you reception on 31st August.

Is there any training available?

There will be two briefing sessions which you will need to attend and find out more about the roles available, meet the other volunteers and find out more about this amazing event. The first briefing will be in May, with the option of attending one of three sessions. The final briefing session will be on Saturday 23rd August 2014, 2.00pm to 5.00pm at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth, which you will need to attend.

You may also be able to access training in event volunteering which would be a definite asset to anyone considering working or volunteering in the event sector.

I have some other questions

If you have any further questions then please contact us – details below.

by email: mid@volunteercornwall.org.uk
by phone: 01872 241401
by post: Volunteer Cornwall, Municipal Buildings, Boscawen Street, Truro, TR1 2NE

Sounds great, how do I get involved?
To apply: contact Volunteer Cornwall on 01872 241401 or visit our website www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/tall-ships-regatta-2014/ where you will be able to complete an application form and provide 2 references.

Alternatively, call in at your local Volunteer Centre in Redruth, Truro, St Austell or Liskeard.