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Still time to take part in Bournemouth's Wheels Festival

By mbarber  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

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Bournemouth Tourism has teamed up with Bournemouth University to launch an exciting new Festival Makers scheme, giving people a chance to be part of the Bournemouth Wheels Festival from 24-26 May.

Local people are being inviting to experience the town’s festivals close up by becoming volunteers, to undertake a variety of roles to inform and guide visitors to get the most out of their visit to the town and the festival.

Successful schemes like the London 2012 Olympic Games ‘Games Makers’, have shown the importance in recruiting, selecting and training great people who are proud of their town and festivals.

The organisers want Bournemouth’s Festival Makers to become accredited ambassadors for the town’s top events - helping out at the new and thrilling Wheels Festival, the award-winning Air Festival and the spectacular Arts by the Sea Festival.

The Festival Makers programme is sponsored by the Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) and Coastal BID. Des Simmons, Chair of Coastal BID and festival title sponsor, commented: “The Games Makers were fantastic in helping make London 2012 Olympic Games a big success. We’d encourage any local Games Makers to apply and bring a great Festival Spirit to Bournemouth for the inaugural Bournemouth Wheels Festival!”

Festival Makers will be led by a Bournemouth University’s Festival Makers supporter and they will be recruiting for Festival Maker Team Leaders as well as Festival Makers, which it is hoped previous local Games Makers will apply for. Volunteers will receive full training including specific festival information about security and public safety, information on Bournemouth as a holiday resort and customer service training provided by the National Coastal Tourism Academy.

Anyone interested in being part of this fantastic new Festival Makers scheme should send their expression of interest to festivalmakers@bournemouth.ac.uk from now until 26 March. Volunteers will then be sent an application form to complete.

For more information visit bournemouthwheels.co.uk/take-part

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