Volunteers needed for Auckland events


ATEED is on the lookout for volunteers keen to get involved in Auckland's events World Masters Games 2017. Photography by Gareth Cooke ATEED is on the lookout for volunteers keen to get involved in Auckland's events

ATEED is on the lookout for volunteers keen to get involved in Auckland's events

The search is on for volunteers to help make Auckland's calendar of major events a major success, with more than 150 people needed to be city ambassadors for the 34,500 visitors expected for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017.

Auckland has just wrapped up the World Masters Games 2017, with more than 3800 volunteers helping make the 10-day tournament an event to remember.

In June and July this year, a further 20,500 international and 14,000 Kiwi visitors are expected in Auckland for the Lions Series, and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) is on the lookout for people keen to get involved.

ATEED is accepting applications from people aged 15 and over to be city ambassadors during the series, as well as those keen to work on Auckland's home-grown events later in the year.

"Our volunteers play an integral part in events in Auckland running smoothly, making visitors to Auckland feel welcome and informed, and injecting a truly local flavour into the experience of going to an event or spending time here in Tamaki Makaurau," ATEED head of major events, Charmaine Ngarimu, says.

The volunteer time commitment is flexible. Some volunteers might work one four-hour shift during an event, while others might work multiple shifts every day of the event, as their time allows. Volunteers receive snacks, meals, or meal vouchers (depending on the length of their shifts) and a certificate of participation.
A t-shirt is provided for some events. (Series city ambassadors will receive a shell jacket and a cap or beanie.)

To volunteer or to find out more, visit volunteernet.org.nz.

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