Proud Brummies are being sought to become the ‘Faces of Birmingham’ when tens of thousands of visitors descend on the city for a month of high-profile events.
Volunteers are needed to become Birmingham Ambassadors for the Rugby World Cup, the opening of the city’s New Street Station development and Grand Central shopping area, as well as the Birmingham Weekender, in September.
Rugby World Cup matches are being staged at Villa Park on September 26 and 27, and volunteers are needed to welcome spectators to the venue and the dedicated fanzone at Eastside Park. A refurbished New Street Station will be completed on September 24 and the Grand Central shopping centre will welcome its first customers four days later.
The Birmingham Weekender arts spectacular takes place between September 25-27.
Based throughout the city, volunteers will be on hand to welcome visitors and provide information on the various events taking place and how to get around the city – a similar role to that of the London Ambassadors during the 2012 Olympics.
Birmingham City Council’s events team is inviting people to register their interest in helping out. All volunteers must be 18 years or older.
Coun Ian Ward, deputy leader, said: “September is going to be a particularly exciting month for Birmingham, with a number of events bringing tens of thousands of additional visitors to our city.
“To help things run as smoothly as possible, we are looking for people to volunteer as Birmingham Ambassadors to provide a warm welcome to visitors, helping them find their way around the city and make the most of what we have to offer.”
To register your interest in becoming a Birmingham Ambassador, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .