The perfect opportunity to show the world what great hosts we are has arisen with the impending WSF World Junior Squash Championships coming to Tauranga in July. This is the first time world championships have been held here and about 200 volunteers are despearately required for various roles in the lead up to the event. All eyes are on Tauranga from July 19-28.
"Tauranga people are passionate about sports and sporting events. We want to be good hosts and really promote the area to these guests," says marketing manager Char Niles. Volunteer roles could be perfect for retirees or young people (17+) she says.
Around 200 top athletes from 24 countries will be descending on Tauranga and its three host clubs and many will bring their families and/or support crew.
The huge variety of volunteer roles available require different skills and experience. Some roles include van drivers, ticketing assistants, ceremony assistants, referee support, social media helpers, tournament controllers and venue support.
The event runs for two weeks. Some roles will be required for the entire event, but many shifts could be organised around the volunteer.
"You can do as much or as little as you like," Char says. "If no positions suits but you wish to still volunteer, that's fine, we will find something for you".
They are also looking for team liaison families, people who can help support some of the overseas visitors expected here. If you would like further information about any of the roles, contact Angela Werder firstname.lastname@example.org or 027-646-4944. For a full list see www.wsfworldjuniors.com/2017volunteer.
– By Rebecca Mauger, Bay News