Mayor of Sunderland welcomes Tall Ships Volunteers

Written by on 18th June 2018

Over 230 residents in Sunderland have signed up to be part of the team volunteering at the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018.

233 people, young and old, have signed up as an Event Maker to assist with the smooth running of the event, which is set to be the UK’s largest free event in 2018.

The volunteers will be on hand during the four day festival, which runs from Wednesday 11th July to Saturday 14th July, to welcome guests, assist crews on board ships and help guide visitors.

Last week The Mayor of The City of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan hosted many of the Event Makers at Sunderland Civic Centre as a sign of appreciation of their commitment and enthusiasm.

“As a city we are grateful for the hard-work and dedication of this fantastic team of Event Makers, who, with their wide range of interests, skills and experiences who are helping us to deliver such an iconic event as The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018.” – Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan

Event Maker roles at The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 include event support, staffing crew and volunteer centres, site dressing and welcoming visitors.

Others among the 233 strong crowd will be on hand as site and event information, assisting with crew activities, Ships Liaison Officers and Ship Technical Liaison Officers.

“The Tall Ships Races will not only be important to Sunderland’s communities and economy but also to how our city is portrayed across the country and beyond.” – Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan

Everyone taking part in the Event Makers programme has received training to achieve NVQ level 1 in Volunteering working with Sunderland College.

While many participants also took the option to complete the training and study requirements for NVQ level 2 in Customer Services.

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