Friday Morning Volunteer Needed

Friday Morning Volunteer Needed

The Office of Tourism is currently seeking a Visitors Center volunteer for Friday mornings through the end of September 2015. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@aol.com if interested.

Visitors Center Volunteer Job Description

The duties of a Visitors Center volunteer include assisting visitors who come into the center to seek information, giving directions to local attractions, answering the telephone and otherwise helping the public as needed.

Applicant should be able to:

Answer visitors’ general questions about local attractions and provide travel directions to destinations in Fairhaven and greater New Bedford if needed.
Help visitors find specific information that is available in brochures and/or direct them to other sources of assistance.
Answer the telephone and take messages if needed.

Visitors Center employees or volunteers represent the Town of Fairhaven to the public.
They should have a neat, professional appearance, a friendly, outgoing personality and be comfortable with people “one on one” or in small groups.
Good communication skills, both in person and on the phone are a must.
A general knowledge of Fairhaven and surrounding communities are needed.
Visitors Center volunteers must be able to work alone without supervision.
Volunteers do not need to be versed in local history, though some historical knowledge can be helpful.

Physical requirements:
Ability to climb steps. (The Visitors Center is not currently handicap accessible.)
Ability to operate a push button telephone.

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