Training ambassadors

British Columbia Visitors Centre @ Golden is training ambassadors to welcome the world for the upcoming Torch Relay events.

British Columbia Visitors Centre @ Golden is training ambassadors to welcome the world for the upcoming Torch Relay events.

Through a World Host Ambassador Workshop, similar to the training volunteers in Vancouver are receiving, over 100 local residents have been trained in over five days.

Lynne Romano, workshop facilitator, says “the workshops teach what it takes to be an ambassador, everything volunteers need to know for the nine days of celebratory events from January 15 – 23. In the last 24 hours, one session of the training program has grown from 25 to 50 people. People are getting really excited.”

The ambassador workshops are about professionalizing hosting skills and making sure everyone is on the same page, says Romano.

“The ambassador training provides a test of knowledge about what is happening at the Olympics and local torch relay events here in town. It is loading our volunteers with an informational tool kit.”

Volunteers through the program can sign up for over 30 different volunteer jobs, including first-aid, security, set-up and take-down, fire tender, raffle ticket and hot sandwich sellers, runners, hospitality, location managers and more.

“It’s a lot of fun, we’re building energy around what’s going to happen in order to take advantage of every opportunity to maximize the spotlight on the community. It’s about letting the world in and seeing what we’re all about so that visitors will come back to ski or bike, or do the loads of things there are to do around this area.”

“We’re here to facilitate so people will know where to go, it can be as simple as knowing where to get their laundry done or showing them how to find an actual event.”

“The training program offers the volunteers more knowledge than when they came. It teaches the trainees what to expect during the events and what is expected of them, and how big this party really is.”

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