Lothian supports the Festival City Volunteers Programme

We're supporting the initiative for a second year

Lothian are happy to be supporting the Festival City Volunteers Programme again this year.

The programme launched last year as a pilot scheme by Festivals Edinburgh with 40 volunteers all of which gained certified training and developed confidence, experience and a range of skills.

Academic researcher Mohamed Arab, one of the first Festival City Volunteers last year, said:

I got involved after deciding I wanted to do something completely different to studying and working all the time. “I thought it would be really interesting to meet people from all sort of backgrounds – some who live in the city and also want to volunteer, some who are in the city to see the festivals or to perform, and others who just happen to be here and wonder what on earth is going on.

Following the pilot's success, and with support from ourselves, Big Lottery Fund, Spirit of 2012 and Edinburgh Airport, this year's the programme will see a team of 120 street volunteers trained to welcome visitors to Edinburgh’s major festivals. The team will give out advice and information on everything from the location of box offices and venues to public transport facilities, key tourist attractions and even how to escape the crowds.

Free bus transport within Edinburgh is provided for volunteers as part of the project and it is hoped that people from every part of the city will take part.

To apply or for more information and assistance please contact Volunteer Edinburgh:

email - festival@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk
call - 0131 225 0630 
visit -  222 Leith Walk, EH6 5EQ 

Posted on: Mon, April 16, 2018 at 3:18
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