“Where in Fairhaven can we go to have seafood for lunch?” “How do I get to Fort Phoenix beach from here?” “Is the Unitarian Church open for tours today?”
If you know (or could easily learn) the answers those and similar questions, read on.
The Fairhaven Office of Tourism is seeking a volunteer or volunteers to serve at the Visitors Center on Friday mornings in June, July, August and September. A volunteer would be expected to work for a shift from approximately 9:30 a.m. to noon on a Thursday or Friday morning. The schedule may be once weekly or every other week, depending on the number of volunteers available. Volunteers would be on duty at the Visitors Center while the Director of Tourism is out of the office guiding tours. Training and reference materials will be provided.
Volunteers should be able to:
• Answer visitors’ general questions about local attractions and provide travel directions 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 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 is 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.
If you have questions about volunteering or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call Chris Richard at 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov.
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