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Galway Volunteer Centre has launched a new pilot tourism initiative for the streets of Galway City is currently recruiting volunteers to meet and assist visitors during the summer months. The Galway Street Ambassadors programme, developed by Galway Volunteer Centre in partnership with Galway Culture Company, is looking for people to be part of a team to assist visitors to the City Centre with information on Galway City ranging from practical advice to information on events and activities taking place over the busy summer months.

“The aim of the Galway Street Ambassadors will be to make visitors feel more at home in Galway and share local knowledge about the city and the many cultural events happening,” said Donncha Foley, Development Manager of Galway Volunteer Centre.

“We are delighted to support the Galway Volunteer Centre in the development of a volunteer programme of cultural community ambassadors to assist the diverse arts and culture sector in Galway in promoting events and activities to both the local population and visitors from overseas, with a specific focus on European visitors,” said Marilyn Reddan of the Galway Culture Company.

The programme also aims to build capacity of ambassadors in customer service and local knowledge to enable them to engage with visitors to Galway City to signpost to relevant cultural events and activities with Failte Ireland.

The role of the Street Ambassadors will be to walk a route around the city, chatting to and offering help and information to tourists during a 3-hour shift. Volunteers are required to do at least 1 shift per month and will be paired with other volunteers.

“Becoming a Galway Street Ambassador is a great opportunity to get involved in your community. It’s a chance to learn about your local area, meet new people and develop new skills,” said Donncha.

Anyone who wishes to find out more information and register an interest in volunteering can do so by visiting Potential volunteers will be interviewed, and successful applicants will receive training before starting volunteering in mid-May.