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Weymouth Business Improvement District Weymouth ‘Weyfarer’ Volunteers

One of the key objectives of the BID's 5-year programme is to help combat ‘seasonality’ through out-of-season marketing, hosting regular themed events and delivering a new Volunteer ‘Weyfarer’ scheme, to provide a warm welcome, information and guidance to visitors throughout the year.

This volunteer programme is based on the successful 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games Volunteer Ambassador programme, when over 560 local people and others provided a fantastic volunteer workforce.

The Weymouth BID Volunteer ‘‘Weyfarer’’ project is officially recognised by the London 2012 Legacy Unit as a post-Games legacy initiative and as such the use of the ‘Inspired by 2012’ logo has been authorised and is therefore an integral part of the project, helping to raise its profile.

‘Weyfarer’ Training Programme will be provided which all appointed ‘Weyfarers’ must attend before taking up their volunteer duties.

Overview of the Role

  • Weymouth Weyfarer Volunteers help support the BID's aims to promote the area and increase visitor numbers.
  • Weyfarers provide information and support to the town’s visitors and local residents.
  • Support the BID to communicate with business owners and become a very visual presence on the streets in Weymouth.
  • This essential service helps provide a welcoming and friendly face to people within the town.
  • We are looking for enthusiastic, positive and bubbly individuals with strong oral communication skills with a genuine passion for promoting the town.
  • These are voluntary positions with a minimum commitment of 8 hours a month in shift patterns of 4 hours over 7 days a week throughout the year.
  • All applicants will need to attend training in advance of becoming a Weyfarer.
  • Based within the BID Area with the BID Office being the central base.
  • Benefits include Free Training, Uniform and potential discounts at local stores

Desired Skills, Competencies and Interests

• Charisma: it is crucial that you are a positive and bubbly ‘people person’ with high levels of energy and enthusiasm
• Approachability: it is important that you enjoy meeting new people and have the ability to approach and relate to people from a range of different backgrounds.
• Creativity: we are looking for people who are able to build the reputation of the Weyfarers and establish them as highly regarded by visitors and local businesses
• Self-Management: we need you to be able to take the initiative and make basic decisions about certain elements of the role
• Time Management: we need people who are organised and constantly reliable in managing their own time.
• Passion for the area and a wish to make sure people visiting have a good impression and will return on a regular basis

Application Requirements

• Minimum Age - 18 years old. The BID may run additional Volunteers under the age of 18 as an Independent programme but with connections to the project.
• Proof of ID – Driving Licence or Passport with Photo. Proof of Address
• Not to have any unspent criminal convictions
• Are able to work and volunteer in the UK 

 

VOLUNTEER, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TOWN

If you are interested and would like more details or to apply please email info@weymouthbid.co.uk, call 01305 779410 or visit the office 15 St Alban Street Weymouth DT4 8PY. 

Application Form

If you are interested in volunteering to become a Weymouth Wayfarer, you can download the Application Form below and return to the Weymouth BID Office at, 15 St Alban Street Weymouth DT4 8PY.

Weymouth Wayfarer Application Form

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