28 May 2021

Visitor ambassadors to welcome people to Lyme Regis and Dorset

Visitor ambassadors to welcome people to Lyme Regis and Dorset

A BAND of volunteer ambassadors are being deployed across Dorset this summer to welcome visitors to the area, including at Lyme Regis.

Volunteer Centre Dorset is now recruiting volunteers to take on the role in the county’s most popular tourist hotspots.

It is anticipated many people will choose to go on holiday in the UK this year, rather than travelling abroad, and the new host of volunteers will be ready to offer advice on services facilities and places of interest in that area.

Ambassadors will be volunteers from the local community and will share their wealth of local knowledge to visitors.   

Sue Fleet, chairperson of the Volunteer Centre Dorset, said: “Dorset has so much to offer with its spectacular coastline, beautiful market towns and historical places of interest, and with overseas travel restrictions still in place we are expecting high visitor numbers.

“This programme is very much about positive engagement with the public, particularly visitors – we want people to enjoy exploring everything Dorset has to offer and to want to return to see more. We are thrilled to be partnering with Dorset Council on a project which we hope will leave such a positive legacy.” 

Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for the role and all volunteers will be DBS checked, given a uniform including a hat and backpack and will be offered training. 

To register as an ambassador, visit www.volunteeringdorset.org.uk