Become a ‘Welcome to Reading’ Volunteer Ambassador

News from: Reading UK

Reading UK is looking for people who take pride in Reading – its history, culture, diversity and modern economy – and who can spare up to three hours a week to help run a mobile tourist information stand inside Reading Station.

You will have a good knowledge of Reading and its geography, and what it has to offer to tourists, shoppers, business visitors or people visiting for other reasons. You will be confident using maps and timetables and giving directions. Experience in a customer service role and a willingness to engage with people and help them is essential.

Reading is promoting itself as a leisure tourism destination as part of the new national tourist trail, the Great West Way, which runs from London to Bristol. The re-opened Abbey Ruins, our great museums, river trips on the majestic Thames, excellent shopping and eating out, not to mention high-quality hotels, mean we have a great deal to offer visitors.

Welcome Ambassadors will also provide a service to the many visitors who are here for business, coming to meet colleagues or clients in one of the many town centre offices or surrounding business parks. The University of Reading, Reading FC and the Royal Berkshire Hospital are among other common reasons for visiting.

For more information or to register your interest please contact alex@livingreading.co.uk.

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